CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

CMASA’s 1st response to ‘National State of Disaster’ declared by President Ramaphosa on 15 March 2020.

The drastic and unprecedented measures announced by the President on 15 March 2020 are directed to slow down the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus in all communities. It is meant to “flatten the curve” so to speak. At this point in time, social behavioural change is undoubtedly the only “lever we can pull”, to use the words of Adrian Gore.

Clubs must play a proactive and supporting role in this objective and Club Managers will be called upon to provide leadership in this fight.

Resource & Information on Covid-19 from CMAA
Clubs are encouraged to put strategies in place now to protect their employees and their businesses from Covid-19.
Click on the below links to access CMAA’s website and kindly use this website to access valuable information on how to keep your club operating during this time including procedures and checklists for your club on preparing for Covid-19.
www.cmaa.org/beprepared

WEBINARS ON COVID-19

CMAA are also inviting all CMASA members to join their webinars on Covid-19, which will take place over the next several weeks. For more information on the webinars, kindly click on the link below;
https://cmaa.webex.com/

Stay Safe!

 

CMASA'S 2nd RESPONSE TO “NATIONAL STATE OF DISASTER” - COVID-19

As indicated in our correspondence dated 16 March 2020 government directives and regulations to curb the spread of the Covid-19 virus will change rapidly and continuously.

In light of the latest regulations announced by the Minister, and published last night in the government Gazette, we have solicited a legal opinion to ensure the actions and measures that Clubs implement are lawful, appropriate and remain in-line with government and WHO prescripts.

The measures, we advise all clubs to implement include:

A conservative approach should be taken when interpreting these regulations. Err on the side of caution. This will be in line with the spirit of the regulations which aim to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

In most countries that are substantially ahead of SA on the “curve”, indicate that golf is a recommended way of getting some physical exercise. The following excerpt is from a letter the Chairman of the PGA of Japan wrote to their international counterparts:

“Japan is about 3 weeks ahead with the outbreak. Children were taken out of schools and those who can were asked to stay home. However, since COVID-19 is not going away anytime soon, it’s time to consider how to move forward. A few days ago, Prime Minister Abe encouraged people to go outdoors to walk or engage in physical activity. Golf driving ranges and golf courses are very busy now. I believe golf is one of the few sports that, if taken the right precautions, can be played safely without fear of contraction" . - Massy Kuramoto (Chairman, PGA of Japan)

We’re seeing the same message from the USA and other countries.

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