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Prestigious Royal Selangor Golf Club Confirms Fourth Covid-19 Positive Case

Prestigious Royal Selangor Golf Club Confirms Fourth Covid-19 Positive Case

They have also advised all members to get themselves tested for the virus.

Tasneem Nazari

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The Royal Selangor Golf Club (RSGC) has advised all its members who have used the clubhouse men’s changing room between 20 – 26 October to get themselves tested for Covid-19.

In a circular issued to members today, RSGC said a staff member who had been assigned to the area was the latest among their employees to test positive for the virus. 

The men’s changing room area has a high traffic flow and is a high area of contact. The committee would like to advise all those who have used the men’s changing room between October 20 and October 27 to please have tests done as a precautionary measure.

Royal Selangor Golf Club via Malay Mail

The aforementioned staff had come into close contact with two other clubhouse members who have since been confirmed as Covid-19 positive on 24 October and 26 October, respectively.

Circular posted on RSGC’s Facebook page.

According to RSGC, the staff member was then tested on 28 October as part of the first batch of 48 employees and caddies to be screened after coming into contact with a positive clubhouse member.

The staff was then put under home quarantine.

The club will conduct another deep sanitising exercise over November 2 and 3. Only essential management and staff will be at the club and all other staff will work from home until further notice.

Royal Selangor Golf Club via Malay Mail

So far, a total of four employees in RSGC have tested positive for Covid-19.

RSGC has been diligently disinfecting their premises since the outbreak began. (Credit: The Royal Selangor Golf Club – The RSGC)

The golf club also stated that it would be temporarily closed under the advice of the Health Ministry until test results for all remaining staff members and caddies were known.

Please be advised that the club is closed until further notice, awaiting the balance of the 47 staff and caddies’ result, this is to reduce risk and exposure to members and staff.

Royal Selangor Golf Club via Malay Mail

FYI, under the conditional movement control order (CMCO) implemented in the Klang Valley, golf was a permitted activity, albeit with certain rules in place. This included allowing only one buggy per person and for all payments to be made online.

On top of that, golf competitions were suspended until the end of the CMCO period.

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