Throughout the Covid-19 crisis, we’ve been working alongside The PGA, GCMA and other governing bodies in golf to provide advice and guidance to golf facilities and our members.
Our staff is on hand to help you find answers for your questions. You can also find us on Facebook and Twitter and the BIGGA App, where we'll be sharing the latest updates for the industry.
We know the coming weeks will be uncertain and we want to give you all the help and support that we can. We'll be exploring ways to offer events and information remotely, We’ve also listed some resources on how to keep your team safe and well during these difficult times.
It's important at this time to remember that the health and wellbeing of yourself and your families must come first. But if you need us, BIGGA staff are able to offer all the same support and benefits that you have come to expect from the association. If you've got any concerns, just get in touch.
Coronavirus (COVID-19) News
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Resources
Proof of Sickness. As at 25th March 2020 If you have COVID-19 or are advised to stay at home, you can get an ‘isolation note’ by visiting NHS 111 online, rather than visiting a doctor. For COVID-19 cases this replaces the usual need to provide a ‘fit note’ (sometimes called a ‘sick note’) after 7 days of sickness absence.
In line with government guidance, all BIGGA staff are working from home until further notice.
However, we would like to reassure our members that BIGGA will continue to offer a full service to its members throughout this period.
To contact a member of our team directly, it is recommended that you use email.
Here are some important contact details:
Full Members Personal Accident Helpline
0113 393 6300
Greenkeepers Legal Assistance
0808 181 9194
Lifestyle Counselling Helpline
0333 000 2082
Human Resources (HR) Helpline
0330 332 2636
Greenkeepers Benevolent Fund
Jim Croxton, chief executive officer, Jim.firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Wragg, head of finance and operations, email@example.com
Tracey Maddison, head of membership services, firstname.lastname@example.org
John Young, membership services manager – Scotland and Northern Ireland, email@example.com
Sandra Raper, membership services manager – Northern, firstname.lastname@example.org
Roger Butler, membership services manager – Central England, email@example.com
Tracey Walker, membership services manager – South West & South Wales, Tracey.firstname.lastname@example.org
Kerry Phillips, membership services manager – South East, email@example.com
Learning and Development
Sami Strutt, head of member development, firstname.lastname@example.org
Stuart Green, head of member learning, email@example.com
Deb Burnett, special projects manager and PA to the CEO, firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenkeeper International and other communications
Karl Hansell, Greenkeeper International editor and BIGGA communications executive, email@example.com
Sales, marketing, BTME enquiries
Lauren Frazer, business development manager, firstname.lastname@example.org
Gavin Rees, business development executive, email@example.com
Lorna or Zoe firstname.lastname@example.org
Greenkeepers Training Committee
Fiona Lyttle, manager, email@example.com
Emma Willis, administrator, firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the link to the resouce hub held on the PGA website.
(Professional Golfers' Association)GI - COVID-19 Resource Hub