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Golf courses and tennis courts can open from this week

Following Boris Johnson's lockdown speech yesterday, golf courses and tennis courts in England will be able to open again from Wednesday.

Mr Johnson said: "You can sit in the sun in your local park, you can drive to other destinations, you can even play sports, but only with members of your own household."

For the last seven weeks, we have only been able to walk, cycle or run alone or with our own families, just once a day. From Wednesday, outdoor exercise will be unlimited. Families will also be able to sit on benches and have picnics. Other sports which will be allowed include water sports and fishing.

However, all outdoor sport must continue to be done alone or within a household group, as reported by The Golf Business.

The Prime Minister's statement that parts of the hospitality industry and other public places could begin to reopen early in July at the earliest, if it is safe to do so, suggests that golf clubhouses in the UK could reopen in the second half of the summer.

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