On Saturday 28th March, the Board of Headland Golf Club met to once again discuss the COVID-19 pandemic. The Board has resolved that the golf course will be closed at the end of play today, Saturday 28th March 2020, until further notice.
The Board discussed the advice received from the Prime Minister, from the Federal and State Governments, and from our industry leaders Golf Australia and Clubs Queensland. At this time the advice continues to evolve rapidly, but the primary principle is to limit the spread of this highly contagious virus, which has particularly lethal consequences for people 60 years and over. If the spread is limited, our health systems have a chance of delivering good outcomes for our members – many of whom are most vulnerable to this pandemic. Government advice is to stay home and to restrict yourself to essential activities only.
Australia is under severe stress, and the best thing that Headland members can do to help is to stay home. We understand some other golf courses may be open, and we know that many others have already closed. Headland has a history of leadership within the community, and the Board decided this morning to continue that community leadership with this decision.
The period of closure is a complete unknown. The sooner we all abide by the Government advice, the sooner we will be able to return to life as we know it. This will undoubtedly have an impact on the Club as a whole, as well as our staff and contractors. We are working with staff and contractors to find the fairest and most supportive outcomes possible.
Please look after yourselves and your family.
On behalf of the Board of Headland Golf Club
Last updated 2pm 28/03/20