With the new coronavirus closure, top-level sport continues, but whilst the Premier League and Scottish Premiership continue to play, grassroots sport has taken another hit. Due to concerns about increasing Covid 19 cases, a complete March-style closure means outdoor gyms, swimming pools, tennis courts, archery ranges and indoor riding arenas will have to close.
In England, outdoor team sports and golf will be banned, although the latter will still be permitted in Scotland in small groups. England Golf, which campaigned hard to reopen the courses when they were first closed, expressed disappointment. Golf courses and facilities in England will have to close in line with the current Covid-19 rules and regulations of the UK government with immediate effect. Complete statement: https://t.co/HCkNNHmjdn pic.twitter.com/QycElbXfqi- England Golf (@EnglandGolf) January 4, 2021 “England Golf – together with other leading industry associations as part of the All-Party Parliamentary Group for Golf – is extremely disappointed by the news, having strongly campaigned in recent months to keep golf courses open during national closures and in the regional tier system,” a “regional tier system,” “We share this news with you with great sadness, but rest assured that we will continue to campaign for golf to be reopened wherever possible. On Monday night, Prime Minister Boris Johnson declared a new national shutdown, joining Scotland, whose soccer and rugby clubs said they could practice and play as usual the day before after placing new restrictions on the public north of the border. In due course, we will release an additional U.