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Covid 19 Additional Guidance for Lawn Bowls 31 July 2020

By Peter Langley Pineholt Bowls Club

Tuesday, 4 August 2020

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To all Club Members

I hope you are keeping safe and well at this time.

Bowls England has updated guidance concerning playing bowls on the Green. The full document can be viewed on the Bowls England web site. COVID-19: Additional Guidance for Lawn Bowls 31 July 2020.

Bowls England recommends the following formats of play: • Singles or Pairs – clubs may use every available rink • Triples or Fours – alternate rinks (clubs may give consideration to the creation of additional space between rinks to create room for social distancing e.g. four rinks laid out for play with half-rink between on an average six rink green).

In order that more members may wish to use the Green, from Monday 10 August the number of rinks will be increased to 5. The same rules will apply with the booking system that has been introduced.

The next extracts are from the Bowls England document ;-

Hygiene Hand sanitise at regular intervals, especially if you have to touch communal surfaces or equipment. Once you are home, remember to wash your hands thoroughly.

Equipment Try to avoid using shared equipment whenever possible. If you are sharing equipment, for example jacks/mats, practise strict hand hygiene. Should measuring be necessary, players (or marker if used) must use their own measure.

The following items can be utilised during any session: • Mat • Bowls • Jack. These must be cleaned after each session.

Scorecards (these should be retained by one person only if required) • Bowling arm/lifter (for use by one person only if required) • Bowling aids (for players with a disability if required)

In addition, from immediate effect Bowls pushers will be allowed on the Green and they must be cleaned after each session.

Chalk (Spray chalk only). Players should use their own Spray Chalk.

Spectators are permitted within bowls clubs. It is for each club to determine how many spectators are permitted while still ensuring everyone can remain socially distanced. Spectators must not be in groups of more than six from different households within the wider space, as per public health guidance.

Social distancing guidelines should be followed between people from different households wherever possible. This means a distance of 2m between people from different households, or 1m plus mitigations (such as face coverings or avoiding face-to-face contact) where 2m is not possible. We recommend that players maintain social distancing of 2m.

As Competitions are underway, scorecards will be available where the list of Competitions are displayed.

The clubhouse still remains closed.

Enjoy your bowls.

Peter Langley

Chairman

4 August 2020

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