*** UPDATE - 27th March, 2020
Confirmation of direction has been received from Queensland Health.
These directions apply from 11.59pm on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 until the end of the declared public health emergency, unless they are revoked or replaced, and individual clubs may make varying decisions based on requirements.
The exemption is that Golf clubs may continue to operate for outdoor sporting-based activities, with social distancing observed.
A copy of the Queensland Government & Queensland Heath directions available from: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/non-essential-business,-activity-and-undertaking-closure-direction-no.2
There has been a series of questions raised relating to the ability for Golf Courses to function in Queensland following Government announcements and operations under Licensing restrictions.
There has been a great deal of work undertaken by a number of parties including Golf Queensland, the Golf Course Superintendents Association of Queensland, QGIC among many others seeking clarity for clubs and Course Managers in the State.
We have been advised that as of the 25th March, confirmation has been received from QLD Chief Health Officer, in that approval has been provided for Queensland Golf Clubs to operate on their Golf Courses from today in accordance with National Cabinets approved measures relating to outdoor gatherings which includes but is not limited to having groups less than 10 people and maintaining a 1.5m spacing.
The sale of alcohol is not allowed but the sale of take away food is allowed as long as people do not congregate around these areas and as a result of the food being sold. Pro shops can be used but people must not congregate in this area.
Formal advice with specifications will be provided to all Queensland Golf Clubs and facilities today via email to enable them to make decisions for their individual club. Further information can be obtained via the Golf Australia website.