The Health, wellbeing and safety of our members, visitors and employees is of paramount importance to us at Wearside Golf Club. We understand that you will be concerned about COVID-19 and its spread across the UK, therefore we wanted to reassure you that we will monitor and adhere to the advice issued by the UK's Chief Medical Officer and Public Health England. We will also be taking the advice of our governing body, England Golf.

General Guidance

Golf is an outdoor sport and the risk of contracting COVID-19 is very low. However, we are keen to stress the following to our members and visitors.

  •  ·Please do not come to the golf club if you have had a sudden and continuous new cough,  shortness of breath or a fever (temperature above 37.8 degrees C.

  •   If you do have the symptoms above you must follow government advice and self-isolate  for 7 days.

  •  Keep your hands clean at all times, wash regularly and thoroughly with soap and water for a minimum of 20 seconds. · 

  • Always carry disposable tissues with you and use them to catch all coughs and sneezes. Then dispose of tissues in a bin, then wash your hands.

  •  If you think you may have encountered the virus, please follow the government advice and self -isolate as soon as possible.


Golf Course Guidance

 The most likely point of COVID-19 transmission is via your hands, be it via contact with surfaces or shaking hands and then touching your face. We would urge all golfers to adhere to the following advice.

  •  Do not hug each other or shake hands pre or post round.

  •  Leave the flagstick in at all times.

  • Avoid holding another golfers club.

  • Wash your hands before and after golf for at least 20 seconds with soap and water.

 We want to ensure you that additional cleaning practices are in place, including increased frequency of cleaning our public and non- public areas.


We appreciate that it’s a worrying time for all, however we want everyone to feel confident and comfortable when visiting  Wearside Golf Club.


Please monitor our social media site, website and your emails for further information should the situation change and further action be required.

We hope you all stay safe and well.

England Golf Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update

Last reviewed: Monday 30 March, 14:30
Last guidance update: Saturday 28 March, 10:00


In the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, England Golf has announced a number of key decisions relating to all of our championships and wider golfing activities.

  • All golf clubs and courses in England must now close.  Insurance provided free to members via the England Golf affiliation fee is not valid during this period of course closure.

  • All championship and performance events scheduled to take place up until and including 7 June have been postponed.

  • England Golf’s AGM and national participation events scheduled for the spring have been postponed

  • New working practices for staff have been adopted to ensure we remain fully operational and available to assist counties, clubs and golfers in the weeks and months ahead

For full details on all these important announcements please click below:

Golf Clubs

Championships and Performance

How to contact England Golf

Events and Workshops

England Golf has also compiled a number of answers to regular queries in relation to Coronavirus that you can find below:

Coronavirus frequently asked questions

These remain extremely difficult and unprecedented times for the game of golf as well as the country in general.

England Golf remains committed to helping our golfing community adapt to the necessary changes and for golfers to continue to play the game in a safe environment and according to government and public health guidelines.

The pace of change and the constant updating of government and medical advice means that a continual process of re-assessment of decisions and guidelines must be undertaken.

England Golf will continue to communicate any changes through our website, social platforms and via direct correspondence to our affiliated counties, clubs and golfers.

Away from golf, it is vital that everyone continues to follow best practice when it comes to dealing with the current outbreak of coronavirus.

For expert medical advice please refer to the following websites:

World Health Organisation

Public Health England