Disc Golf During the Lockdown
The government has announced that from Wednesday 13 May, people in England* can go outside more than once a day for exercise as long as they’re following social distancing guidelines, alone, with members of their household, or with one person from outside of their household.
They must still only exercise in groups of no more than two people, unless they’re exercising with their household.
We interpret this as meaning that, in England*, disc golf can be played, either solo, with members of your household or with one other person, provided that social distancing is still applied. We recommend you only handle your own discs and minimise contact with baskets and other course furniture. Hand sanitiser could sensibly be used following such contact.
Please follow the government’s guidelines sensibly and responsibly. Be aware that public parks may be busier than usual, so take time to ensure your throwing area is clear – it should go without saying, but if you are playing solo, do not take any blind shots into areas you can’t see. Before you travel it would be worth checking that the park/facility is open, including any car parking area.
For disc golf course owners/managers, any facilities associated with outdoor sports and physical activities are permitted to reopen from Wednesday 13 May, if those responsible for them feel ready to do so and if they can do so safely, and in line with this and related public health guidance.
*guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland is that full lockdown rules still apply, which would not permit the playing of disc golf in public areas.