COVID-19 Opening of golf pro shops
Montréal – April 29, 2020 – Golf pro shops will be able to open their doors as of May 4, with the exception of those in the Montréal Metropolitan Community (MMC), which will be able to reopen as of May 11.
This good news follows the Québec government’s announcement of April 28 stating that retail businesses with direct access to the outdoors will be able to resume operations.
It is important that shops have a customer entrance that faces a street, parking lot or public road. In addition, health and safety measures for workers and customers will have to be implemented and respected.
The golf industry eagerly awaits the opening of golf courses and practice areas for the benefit of Québec’s numerous golfers. All golf enthusiasts are looking forward to the progressive deconfinement so that they can enjoy the physical and mental benefits associated with the practice of golf.
This first wave of opening will allow golf clubs to implement best practices within their businesses and contribute to the recovery of the local economy.
The Commission des normes, de l’équité, de la santé et de la sécurité du travail (CNESST) has made available a toolkit for the retail sector.
Service Québec – Procedures for reopening some sectors of the economy (in French):
CNESST – COVID-19 Toolkit (in French): https://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/salle-de-presse/covid-19/Pages/trousse.aspx
CNESST – Retail businesses (in French): https://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/salle-de-presse/covid-19/Pages/outils-secteur-commerce.aspx
ABOUT THE QUÉBEC GOLF INDUSTRY STANDING COMMITTEE – The Québec Golf Industry Standing Committee is composed of the Association des clubs de golf du Québec, National Golf Club Owners Association of Canada – Québec Branch, Québec Golf Superintendents Association, PGA of Québec, and Québec Golf Federation. The Québec golf industry represents more than 350 golf course and resort operators, 7.65 million rounds of golf played, and more than 1,084,000 golfers generating $400 million in revenue. Economically, golf contributes more than $2.48 billion to Québec’s gross domestic product and generates approximately 52,000 jobs.
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Spokesperson of the Golf Industry Standing Committee
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CNESST – Trousse COVID-19 : https://www.cnesst.gouv.qc.ca/salle-de-presse/covid-19/Pages/trousse.aspx