Wednesday was the first day of the Governments ‘relaxing’ of the lockdown rules in England and with it came unlimited outdoor activity for all (just as long as you keep your social distance) which also included the opening of Tennis and Golf Centres in the county.
Nottinghamshire Golf Club at Hollinwell near Ravenshead was one of those opening its doors to members on Wednesday morning complete with NHS logo bearing flags over each of their holes.
Many of the counties courses are now open for business but with stricter rules in place with most opening for members only so we recommend to call in advance should you want to go out and play your local course. Players are told to keep their distance from others with clubhouses still closed whilst some courses have raised the hole depth so that you can pick up the ball without touching the flags which along with rakes cannot be touched.
In racket sports, West Bridgford Tennis Centre will be open from tomorrow morning with a maximum of two people per court (unless they are from the same household). Players are told to only hold their own racket and mark their own balls whilst agreeing not to change ends and keeping a distance of 2 metres and over with many other tennis clubs applying similar rules.
In other sports fishing is one that some have questioned us on and the good news is that anglers can return to the waters too. Famously the most isolating of all sports, fishermen and women are told to keep their distance from others and not to share equipment.
Anyone self-isolating should not yet attempt to do any of the above but those fit, raring to go and actively wanting to get outdoors and play the sport they love should do so whilst staying as safe (and alert) as possible.
*Main image @nottsgolfclub opening for business in support of the NHS.