Covid Protocols

The Sunshine Tour’s COVID-19 Protocols have been updated in conjunction with the DPWT’s current policy to ensure relevance at events during Nov-Dec 2022 and beyond.

Please see document here for reference.

Key notes on the updated protocols:

  • Definition of “fully vaccinated” is still in line with the South African Government definition, which is 14 days after one dose of J&J vaccine or two doses of Pfizer vaccine or similar products as approved by the WHO
  • Booster shots are defined as an additional dose of the vaccine administered not more than 270 days (or 9 months) after the last dose of a vaccine approved by the WHO
  • Should the requirement of a booster shot come into effect per Government Regulations, the definition of fully and partially vaccinated will be amended accordingly 
  • Vaccination status of all participants will be checked at the accreditation centre upon first arrival – HealthDocs no longer used, so a physical copy or an electronic copy on a phone, of a Government issued certificate will be sufficient
  • The Sunshine Tour mandatory vaccination policy remains in place for staff and event personnel (not applicable to players and caddies)
  • No routine testing will be done on site, regardless of the vaccination status of participants, management or staff assigned to work at events
  • Mask wearing is not mandatory, but strongly recommended in closed environments

The Sunshine Tour has adopted a mandatory vaccination policy effective February 01, 2022

All tournaments held under auspices of the Sunshine Tour or tournaments where members of the Sunshine Tour participate, will be subjected to the mandatory vaccination policy.

For more info on this please see document here for reference.