Who is cutting your green?

Updated: Jul 1

Is your club green getting cut during this lock-down period? How critical is green-cutting on the list of reasons to leave your home? Are you comfortable in your compliance with Government guidance? If a policemen saw you on your green would you still be comfortable?


I've been asked by one local greenkeeper if there is any guidance to help him decide if he can go to his club green and undertake his normal maintenance duties. All I have been able to find relates to golf clubs and is from the National Club Golfer website which says Greenkeepers can attend work for “security and essential maintenance purposes” during the coronavirus lockdown.


Well there is no other specific guidance I can find aimed at bowling or sports clubs so all I could do is refer him to the general guidance covering life in general in these difficult times. This is below.


Please share your views and current practice by adding a comment at the foot of this posting and help others fully understand the implications of your club's greenkeeper actions.


This guidance has been issued by the Government and is dated 29 March 2020.


Copied from Gov.uk


You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.

  • one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household.

  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.

  • travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.

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