Sky News is reporting that UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s new roadmap out of lockdown will see golf courses reopen in England on Monday March 29.
Johnson will address the House of Commons today (Monday February 22) at 3.30pm and will then lead a Downing Street news conference to the nation at 7pm.
“From 29 March, larger groups will be able to meet outside – including in private gardens – up to a maximum of six people or two households,” reads the Sky News report.
“Tennis courts, golf courses and other outdoor sport facilities will also reopen on 29 March, which is the first Monday of most schools’ Easter holidays.
“At the same time, organised adults and children’s sport, including grassroots football, will restart.”
The March 29 date for a return to golf in England goes along with reports we have published in recent weeks.
Golf has been shut down in England since the start of 2021, and has been locked out for even longer in Northern Ireland, Ireland and Wales as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.
Courses in Scotland, however, have remained open due to a different stance on lockdown restrictions by First Minister Nicola Sturgeon.
The Sky News report adds: “The relaxation of measures is the first stage of a four-part roadmap expected to include the reopening of non-essential retail and hospitality in the coming months.
“But restrictions will be eased step-by-step across the whole of England, avoiding a return to the previous system of regional tiers.”
Johnson will confirm on Monday afternoon that all schools in England will be able to reopen for pupils from Monday March 8 – the same day that outdoor recreation with one other person can resume, “meaning people will be allowed to sit together in a park with a coffee, drink or picnic.”