Following the First Ministers update in Parliament on Tuesday 10 November, Scottish Golf has been in further dialogue with their partners at sportscotland to gain further clarity on the current travel guidance in place.

We are now able to provide the following updated travel guidance for all members below:

• You should avoid travel to other areas regardless of their level unless essential.

• For exercise/sport – there is an exemption, however, it is limited:

o In Level 4, not permitted to drive outside your Local Authority area for exercise – you can cross boundaries in the process of exercising i.e if a golf course straddles two Local Authority area boundaries.

o In Level 3 – You can travel anywhere within your local authority area to take part in sport. You may cross a local authority boundary by up to 5 miles if necessary, this includes where a golf course straddles two local authority areas. You can currently travel up to 5 miles into another local authority for sport where this is absolutely necessary and you cannot access the sport otherwise. If there is a more local option to play golf within your local authority area, this would be recommended as unnecessary travel is being actively discouraged.

o In Levels 0-2 – Adults should, where possible, minimise unnecessary travel between areas and not travel to a Level 3 or 4.

It is important that we continue to show good adherence to the current guidance in place. South Ayrshire Council and Scottish Golf encourages all clubs and golfers to play their part in demonstrating that as a sport, we are acting responsibly and safely amidst the ongoing restrictions.

We know a number of you will be affected by these changes to the guidance, please contact us on 01292 616255 and we will be happy to discuss suspending or cancelling your membership until the guidance changes.

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding at this time

Golf South Ayrshire