That’s the message from England Golf following Tuesday’s announcement from Boris Johnson and means Tadmarton Heath, Cherwell Edge and Feldon Valley will all shut.
The statement read: ‘It is England Golf’s position that this deeply regrettable but highly necessary and responsible course of action must be implemented with immediate effect and be maintained until further notice.
‘Keeping golf courses open is simply no longer compatible with the updated policy of government which is designed to save lives in a time of national emergency. The health and wellbeing of the nation is the only consideration that matters at this moment in our history. These are incredibly testing times for the country.
‘The golf industry cannot be shielded from the economic and social ramifications caused by this temporary shutdown of normal life. We would like to assure the golfing community that England Golf staff will continue to work remotely with all affiliated golfers, clubs and counties to try and minimise the damage caused by this suspension of regular golf club life.
‘We will continue to signpost clubs to the latest government advice and schemes designed to help the economy cope with the disruption caused by coronavirus.’