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An Open Letter from our Chairman…

By Mike Russell Bovey Tracey Bowling Club

Tuesday, 2 June 2020


Bovey Tracey Bowling Club Contributor


An Open Letter from our Chairman…

Dear Member,

As you are aware, Coronavirus continues to dominate all aspects of our lives. No more so than our own bowls club.

The committee remain resolute in ensuring that the club keeps the virus at bay. Regrettably this means the clubhouse and equipment shed continue to remain closed for the present. It is appreciated that this is not a desirable situation however, the wellbeing of our members is, and must remain, our first consideration.

Whilst our clubhouse and toilets remain closed we do have a public toilet facility at the Recreation Ground which is open. These are located between the swimming pool and playground and are cleaned daily.

Bowls England have issued guidelines regarding the re-opening of clubs and in doing so freely acknowledge that their suggested guidelines do not represent a one size fits all policy and that clubs should tailor their guidelines to suit. This we have endeavoured to do.

I am now pleased to announce that from this Saturday 6th June, the club will allow doubles games to be played. This falls within the Governments lockdown restriction easing of up to six people. The relaxation is on the understanding that sensible sanitisation and separation procedures both on and off the rink are rigorously observed.

The committee continues to follow advice and will consider any new information from HM Government and Bowls England. If that information allows us to re-appraise our position, then we will do so.

I am proud to say that the club was one of the first in the area to open to its members this year, and I believe that the steps we have taken, cautious as they may be, are in the best interests of all. Once the committee is confident that we can relax the rules further, then you as members, will be the first to know.

In the meantime I thank for your continued patience and your understanding in what is a difficult situation for us all.

Stay safe everyone.

David Elphick 2nd June 2020

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