Covid advisor: "I have no idea why golf isn't already allowed in England"

Nicola Sturgeon's Covid advisor is confused as to why golf remains shut out in England until March 29

Andy Roberts's picture
Tue, 23 Feb 2021

Golf courses might be reopening in England on Monday March 29, however, one of the key Covid advisors to First Minister Nicola Sturgeon is confused as to why the sport remains shut out in the country.

Professor Devi Sridhar, a member of the Scottish Government advisory group and the chair of global public health at Edinburgh University Medical School, is baffled as to why England is going to wait another five weeks to resume outdoor recreation such as golf and tennis. 

"I have no idea why they [golf and tennis] are not already allowed in England," said Professor Sridhar. 

"It's great to see full tennis courts and kids in bubbles doing outdoor activities together. We need restrictions where we know transmission occurs more often and less restrictions where it is safer. Tennis and golf aren't contact sports.

"Outdoor transmission is minimal we know, especially with distancing for outside sports."

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While the news is a welcome one for golfers in England, who have been shut out from golf courses since the start of the third national lockdown at the start of the year, many golfers in the country are frustrated they have to wait another five weeks to get back out on the fairways. 

England Golf is likewise not particularly happy with the Prime Minister's decision, yesterday claiming they are "extremely disappointed" with a return date of March 29. 

Similarly, the Lawn Tennis Association has argued with the government that "a naturally socially distanced and safe activity like tennis could return immediately." 

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