The government’s announcement of the lifting of the obligation to wear indoor masks is welcomed by golf courses, the screen golf industry, and the Professional Golf Association, and the policy is to continue quarantine measures.
The government announced on the 20th that it would “discuss and finalize a plan to ease the obligation to wear indoor masks from the 30th, except for some facilities.”
As a result, it was expected that the indoor screen golf as well as the golf course industry would become more lively than before.
Cho Yong-woon, managing director of Bravo Public Screen Golf, said, “There were often customers who were uncomfortable wearing masks because it was an indoor sport.” Recently, there were many cases of not eating because of the hassle of taking off the mask and putting it back on. With this mitigation measure, those inconveniences will be reduced, allowing people to enjoy active leisure activities as before.”
However, it plans to maintain the quarantine measures implemented after the spread of Corona 19.
Managing Director Cho said, “It is said that the mandatory wearing of indoor masks has been lifted, but as we are not yet completely free from Corona 19, we plan to continue to maintain quarantine measures such as periodic disinfection and keeping the store clean for customers’ health care and pleasant leisure activities. He added, “We will create and provide an environment where customers can enjoy screen golf comfortably.”
The golf course industry, which has entered the winter off-season, has increased expectations for the upcoming spring season.
Despite the spread of Corona 19, the golf course industry enjoyed a boom, recording the highest sales ever. With the recognition that outdoor sports are safer than indoor sports, the number of new golfers has increased significantly, resulting in increased sales. However, as overseas travel became free after the recent relaxation of the Corona 19 quarantine rules, the number of customers is gradually decreasing. In this situation, it was expected that the lifting of the mandatory wearing of indoor masks would have the effect of attracting golfers to the golf course again.
A golf course official said, “After the mandatory outdoor mask wearing was lifted, there were many golfers who took off their masks and exercised at the golf course.” Many customers did not use it. With the easing of this measure, it is no longer necessary to wear a mask even indoors, reducing such inconvenience. I hope that the atmosphere before the spread of Corona 19 will be restored quickly.” 온라인바카라
However, the Golf Association, which hosts professional golf tournaments, is waiting for guidelines from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and local governments.
The Korea Women’s Professional Golf Association (KLPGA) said, “It is a situation where we need to receive guidelines from the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and local government quarantine authorities, but with the government’s announcement to release indoor masks, it seems highly likely that galleries and players will also be able to wear masks at the stadium.” 19 I think I will be able to see the enthusiastic support of the gallery again like before. In addition, the players and caddies had a hard time playing because they couldn’t take off their masks even in hot weather, but the enthusiastic support from the gallery will be a great help to the players.”
Golfzon, a screen golf company, also took a cautious stance on removing indoor masks. An official from Golfzon said, “There was an announcement from the government to ease the wearing of indoor masks, but the government guidelines have not yet been officially delivered through local governments.” We will find a way to make it safer and more comfortable for people to use.”