With golf being deemed a safe sport to play with proper safety protocols in place last year, the experience in 2020 would seemingly make it all systems go into this season, the second during the coronavirus pandemic.
With case counts in many provinces beginning to decrease, it may be a sign that the current “second wave” of COVID–19 is beginning to abate in many parts of the country.
However, health officials are now concerned with a possible “third wave” that could start as early as late February and continue into March and April, just as golf courses across most of Canada are preparing to open.
The two main concerns are the slow pace of vaccinations in Canada and the different fast–spreading variants that have many health officials calling on people to stay at home, adding that future lockdowns are possible.
Those new variants have appeared in all of the provinces and in Newfoundland and Labrador, a surge in cases has led to mail-in only voting in the provincial election.
With that in mind, is golf necessarily bulletproof against COVID–19, if the “third wave” is as bad as some predict?
Even with the game’s reputation as a safe game to play in the pandemic, is it possible the season where you work could be delayed again due to coronavirus?
That’s the question in this week’s GNN Poll.
You can answer below or on the GNN home page and if you’d like to add a few thoughts on this subject, please use the Comments section below.
How would you describe the chances of a “third wave” of COVID–19 delaying the golf season where you work?
- Low probability. (57%)
- High probability. (31%)
- No probability. (12%)