SPORT is being affected greatly by the coronavirus outbreak but there's one game in particular which hasn't felt the effects of its spread.
Golf is one sport which has the advantage of easy social distancing, a wide open playing area and minimal to no contact with objects in the environment.
It means the Bathurst Golf Club's regular on-course events and the upcoming men's club championships will still be able to go ahead - although the clubhouse will be closed.
But just because golf is able to go ahead doesn't mean that there's complacency among staff at the Bathurst Golf Club when it comes to taking preventative measures to curb the spread of the virus.
Bathurst Golf Club professional Matt Barrett said staff and members have been diligent in observing new rules put in place.
"We've removed the rakes for the bunkers, the flags are permanently in and you're not to touch those, and we've put a foam device in the bottom of the cup where the ball sits on," he said.
"There's a lot of provisions but we're still going ahead, for sure. We've got our club championships to come on the weekend, which we're really looking forward to.
"If people are playing in groups of four they have to maintain the appropriate distance throughout their round."
Such measures are being taken across Australia, with golf as a sport remaining widely unaffected at this stage.
Barrett said the club didn't see any downturn in numbers over the past week and believes it's likely to be business as usual.
"We're fortunate there's social distancing already built into the game. When people hit a shot and when they take a putt you move away," he said.
"It's non-contact, there's lots of space available. Our sports 'ground', if you can call it that, is quite large. It's often 40 to 60 acres. It's still important for people to get out and get some physical activity.
"We've still got a bumper field for the weekend, with over 200 players registered, and the members have been very supportive ... and we've had more of them playing."