People across Victoria will be dusting off their golf clubs and searching for their waterproofs on Wednesday morning, following Premier Daniel Andrews’ decision to lift his controversial no-golf policy earlier today.
“From 11:59 PM tomorrow night groups of 10, no more than 10, will be able to participate in outdoor activities, sports activities, recreational activities,” Andrews said while relaxing COVID-19 restrictions around the state.
“Whether it be hiking, fishing, playing golf, going for a walk, kicking a footy.
“No more than 10 (will be allowed to participate), and there will be physical distancing and hygiene arrangements, common sense basically.
“From 11:59 PM tomorrow night groups of 10, no more than 10, will be able to participate in outdoor activities, sports activities, recreational activities.” – Daniel Andrews
“The rules that have been in place to this point remain in place.”
While Victorian golf courses will be permitted to reopen their gates, Mr Andrews stressed that some restrictions will remain in place to encourage social distancing.
“You might be able to play golf, but there won’t be rakes in the bunkers, people won’t be milling around the clubhouse and it will be shut – the list goes on,” he said.
Cold and wet weather is predicted for most of Victoria on Wednesday. But that is unlikely to deter those who have been denied access to the game since the beginning of April.