The UK Government announced on 31st October a one-month lockdown in England, starting at 00:01 on Thursday 5th November and running until Wednesday 2nd December. The precise restrictions have yet to be published but are due to be voted on in parliament on Wednesday, 4th November.
It appears that these new measures will see the closure of hospitality, non-essential retail and indoor and outdoor leisure facilities, specifically including golf courses. Although we have lobbied and sought, but have yet to receive
clarification, we take this to mean that croquet clubs must close for the duration of the lockdown (but assume that lawn maintenance work can continue).
The CA will continue to endeavour to establish the exact restrictions on croquet clubs and their facilities and as the information becomes available we will communicate definitive guidance.
In the meantime please continue to consult our website news pages. This includes our Advice document which will be reviewed and refreshed at the earliest opportunity.
Our best wishes to you and your families. Please stay safe and well.
Coronavirus Task Force