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The return to professional golf during COVID-19

Dr Andrew Murray has been at the centre of the return of professional golf during the COVID-19 pandemic and this video explains how the Tour has adapted:

During COVID-19, many tools have been used to help tournaments return safely. The article below explains how sports leaders and the UK government developed the five-stage model for elite sport on how to get sports back up and running safely.
Sports medicine leaders working with government and public health to plan a ‘return-to-sport’ during the COVID-19 pandemic: the UK’s collaborative five-stage model for elite sport.

The World Health Organization (WHO) developed a risk assessment tool and the article below explains how this can be implemented to recommence professional sport safely during the COVID-19 pandemic.
When can Professional Sport Recommence Safely during COVID? Risk Assessment

Dr Dionisio Izquierdo and Dr Jane Simpson are two Sport and Exercises Medicine Registrars who attended the UK Championship at The Belfry. They explain in their blog what it is like to attend a golf event as a medic and how the new COVID-19 risk reduction strategies were implemented at the event.
The PGA European Tour: Teeing off during COVID-19

The Ladies’ European Tour was able to return safely at the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open at The Renaissance Club followed by the AIG Women’s Open at Royal Troon. Three-time LET winner Beth Allen takes us through the practical process of screening for COVID-19 on Tour:

It is also critical golfers return safely through a Graduated Return to Play Procedure (GRTP) post COVID-19, as demonstrated in the infographic and article below.
Recommendations for return to sport during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic

Return to club golf during COVID-19

Restarting golf at the grass roots level has been recognised as important to take advantage of its significant health and social benefits. The R&A and PGA (Professional Golfers Association) provide excellent advice, guidance and videos on the safe re-opening of golf at club level in the UK.

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