Latest News

Back to Latest News back

 

Two Melbourne golf courses introduce vaccination policy

Two Melbourne golf courses introduce vaccination policy
September 8, 2021
Golf / Safety /

Two Melbourne golf courses - The Royal Melbourne Golf Course and the public Sandringham Golf Course - have introduced a ‘no jab, no play’ policy.

The Royal Melbourne Golf Course and the public Sandringham Golf Course will only allow people who have had at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine to play when they reopen, and anyone wanting to play there will have to be fully vaccinated from the end of November 2021.

Royal Melbourne Golf Course club captain, Andrew Kirby, says the decision has received “incredibly strong and passionate support” from members.

The club’s 2000 members and staff were told this week that players would need to show proof of at least one shot of a COVID-19 vaccination to take to the course, whenever the Victorian Government lifted its ban on playing golf.

Golfers who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons will still be allowed to play the two courses after showing proof of their exemption.

However, Kirby, whose day job is commercial litigation barrister, made it clear there would be zero tolerance for anti-vaxxers noting “a legitimate medical reason will not be: I am waiting for Pfizer; I could not get a vaccination appointment yet; I don’t trust the vaccines, the vaccines are a conspiracy to embed us with 5G network tracking devices etc.”

Kirby when speaking to Neil Mitchell at Melbourne 3AW radio station advised the vaccination requirement is no different to other rules golfers already agree to abide by noting “Golf is a game of a lot of rules. You can’t come down and play at our club in jeans and a t-shirt and there’s all sorts of rules that apply.

Kirby says Royal Melbourne expects most if not all clubs in the state to introduce no-jab no play mandates as the sport continues its efforts to convince Chief Health Officer Brett Sutton and Premier Daniel Andrews that courses can reopen safely.

“We think other clubs will follow us and that’s one of the reasons why we did it. It’s a moment where we feel like we need to show leadership.”

Image: Royal Melbourne Golf Course

Related Articles

8th September 2021 - Fitness Australia survey reveals NSW members against vaccine passports and staff vaccinations

8th September 2021 - Tamworth Sports Dome to host vaccination hub

8th September 2021 - Humanforce offers hospitality sector a solution to help manage COVID-19 vaccination policies

7th September 2021 - Resort owner Dr Jerry Schwartz mandates hotel staff vaccination

6th September 2021 - Tasmania’s MONA mandates staff vaccinations, reveals expansion plans

6th September 2021 - Abu Dhabi launches new process to verify international vaccination certificates

30th August 2021 - Major venues pivot to become mass vaccination centres

29th August 2021 - What employers need to consider about vaccinations for staff and consumers

25th August 2021 - Australians’ travel plans yet to rise after vaccinations

23rd August 2021 - Royal Life Saving provides guidance on COVID-19 vaccinations and aquatic facilities

20th August 2021 - Outback music festival organiser to demand proof of vaccination for attendees in 2022

19th August 2021 - Blacktown City Council reopens playgrounds and calls for mass vaccination hub

19th August 2021 - Qudos Bank Arena’s new role as NSW Health mass vaccination centre

12th August 2021 - Singapore hits 70% vaccination milestone with sport and events set to reopen

11th August 2021 - Sydney’s Qudos Bank Arena transforms into vaccination centre for HSC students

4th August 2021 - Business Events Council of Australia supports call for quick vaccinations

4th August 2021 - ATEC supports COVID vaccinations to prevent more lockdowns and reopen the economy

28th July 2021 - HKCEC enhances safety measures and launches lucky draw to encourage vaccination


Asking a small favour
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

The news we publish at www.ausleisure.com.au is independent, credible (we hope) and free for you to access, with no pay walls and no annoying pop-up ads.

However, as an independent publisher, can we ask for you to support us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine - if you don't already do so.

Published bi-monthly since 1997, the printed Australasian Leisure Management differs from this website in that it publishes longer, in-depth and analytical features covering aquatics, attractions, entertainment, events, fitness, parks, recreation, sport, tourism and venues management.

Subscriptions cost just $90 a year.

Click here to subscribe.

 

supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd

Fun Wheels Pty Ltd are the premium dealer in Australasia for the Dutch company BERG’s commercial and domestic products. Our flagship product is their revolutionary pedal go-kart – the…

read more

Attractions / Tourism / Venues

 
 

Quayclean

Quayclean are a national cleaning and waste services partner with proven results in the understanding and delivery of cleaning needs and challenges faced by facilities including; major venues and…

read more

Aquatics / Hospitality / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

Otium Planning Group

Otium Planning Group is a contemporary sport and leisure consultancy providing services in planning, facility development, management and funding for the sport, recreation and leisure industries…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Venues

 
 

TICKETSERV

As of 2018, TicketServ operates as SeatGeek Asia Pacific Pty Limited, part of international ticketing platform SeatGeek. Click here to contact SeatGeek Asia Pacific via their entry in…

read more

Attractions / Entertainment / Events / Sport / Ticketing

 
 

Augmented Creative

Augmented Creative is an open organization of like-minded and highly dedicated, creative people who conceive, plan and execute visual solutions. We pursue new and innovative visual ideas to help…

read more

Arts / Attractions / Consultants / Design / Tourism

 
 

SportEng

SPORTENG specialises in the Planning, Design and Construction inspection of Fields of Play for all sports. Blending engineering with the specialist knowledge gained from working closely with sport…

read more

Consultants / Recreation / Sport / Surfaces / Venues

 
 

SWIMPLEX AQUATICS

Swimplex Aquatics are a world-class company dedicated to the commercial pool, waterslide industry. We are Australian market leaders servicing all states Australia wide. Swimplex provide a full…

read more

Aquatics / Attractions / Design / Play / Waterparks

 
 

The P.A. People

The P.A. People is a specialist integrator and contractor in sound reinforcement, audio visual systems, performance lighting and production communications. Over its almost 50 year history the company…

read more

Entertainment / Events / Sport / Technology / Venues

 
 
 
 

get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business