Laois golf club to re-open this week after Coronavirus shut down

Brian Lowry

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Laois golf club closes due to Coronavirus case

Abbeyleix golf club

Abbeyleix golf club have confirmed to the Leinster Express that although they had to close their doors last weekend following one of their members teasting positive for Covid-19, they are on track for re-opening by Thursday of this week.

The club insist that they have closed their doors as a precaution and will carry out a deep clean of their premises and comply with all the regulations set out by the HSE.

Captain Liam Ryan has confirmed that they plan on re-opening by Thursday of this week.

Presently, only players from within the County can play in a club while all indoor facilities, except for toilets are also closed until the local lockdown is lifted.

Golf is viewed as a low risk sport given the non-contact nature and how players can easily socially distance in an outdoor setting.
However, Abbeyleix golf club are taking no chances and are putting the welfare of their members first.