COVID-19 Protection – Best Practices for Responsible Operation of BC Golf Courses

With over 300 golf courses in all areas of the province, it is critical that all golf operations in British Columbia that choose to open immediately align with COVID-19 orders, direction and safety protocols mandated by the Provincial Health Office (PHO) and regional health authorities.

Here linked and outlined below is the Allied Golf Association of BC’s Best Practices For Responsible Operation of BC Golf Courses for COVID-19 Protection, both in a Word document for easy editing and customization for BC golf facilities, as well as a PDF format in the second link.

This is the fifth version published version 20.10.14 and will be updated regularly as policies are updated and new information is added.

I. Overview

  1. Purpose
  2. Public Health Directives
  3. WorkSafeBC Directives
  4. Recognize Hazards / Assess Risks
  5. WorkSafeBC COVID-19 Safety Plan and FAQs
  6. Exposure Control Plan
  7. Employee Illness Policy
  8. Roles and Responsibilities

II. STANDARD PROTOCOLS COMMON TO ALL DEPARTMENTS

  1. Physical Distancing
  2. Hand Washing, Hygiene and Personal Protective Equipment
  3. Shift Preparation/Tasking, Communication and General Employee Procedures
  4. Cleaning, Sanitizing and Disinfecting Protocols
  5. Signage, Barriers and Waivers
  6. Site Access / Visits, Waiting Areas, Security
  7. Disciplinary Action(s)
  8. In Case of Emergency
  9. WorkSafeBC Protocols for Returning to Office Operations

III. PROTOCOLS FOR BC GOLF OPERATIONS

  1. Welcome Message to Golfers
  2. General Messaging for Golfers
  3. Tee Time Policy
  4. Check-In Policy
  5. Practice Facility Policy
  6. On-Course Measures
  7. After Round Policy
  8. Golfer Adherence
  9. WorkSafeB Protocols for Returning to Retail Operations
  10. Specific Golf Operations Protocol

IV. PROTOCOLS FOR BC GOLF FACILITY FOOD AND BEVERAGE OPERATIONS

  1. Ministerial Order of the Provincial Health Officer
  2. Liquor and Cannabis Regulation Branch Policy Directives 20-05 and 20-07
  3. WorkSafeBC Protocols for Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs
  4. Takeout Service Clubhouse Procedures
  5. On-Course Food & Beverage Service
  6. Information for Customers
  7. Kitchen and BOH Procedures
  8. Restaurant & Patio Dine-In Services Protocols as of May 15, 2020

V. PROTOCOLS FOR BC GOLF COURSE MAINTENANCE

  1. Shop, Yard and other Common Maintenance Areas
  2. On-Course Setup / Service
  3. Equipment and Tool Use / Cleaning / Maintenance


Please note this is not a legal document. It will be updated as new information becomes available; however, every golf operator must follow all PHO orders. We welcome all feedback and additional recommendations for inclusion by email to president@aga-bc.org.