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Covid-19 Information

Please find below the rules and guidelines for playing at Turpins Indoor Bowls Centre during the Covid-19 Pandemic.

We will continue to follow Government rules, so we may have to change things at very short notice. The safety and well-being of our members is our paramount concern.

Initially, we will open daytime sessions Monday am, Monday pm, Tuesday am, Tuesday pm, Friday am, Friday pm. We also plan to open Tuesday and Thursday evenings. Please let us know which sessions you are interested in attending so we can assess demand. We are happy to add additional sessions if there is reasonable demand.

We have introduced a sanitisation programme to be carried out before EVERY session.

As already advised, we have introduced social distancing and face coverings will be mandatory inside the building.

Initially we will open for casual roll-ups and Drives (Drives on Tuesday & Friday AM). Members must pre-book for all sessions by calling the club (01799 525959), if no-one answers please leave a message stating which session you are booking and the names of players. You will be called back to confirm your booking.

Session times will be 10am, 2pm and 7pm. Please do not enter the club any earlier than 20 mins before you are due to bowl.

Any session where no-one has pre-booked by 24-hours beforehand may be cancelled and the club will be closed, so please pre-book. 

As previously advised, initially we will only use 3 rinks and limit each rink to 6 players, so a max of 18 may bowl at each session. We will review this regularly with the latest Government advice.

For Drives, everyone must pre-book by phone, the first 18 players will play, others will go onto a waiting list. Please do not just turn up for Drives without booking.

For roll-ups where demand is high, we will encourage individuals to group together (up to 6) to maximise available spaces.

Leagues are postponed until Monday 5th October to give players a chance to bowl under the new regulations and decide if they want to commit to leagues. More info re Leagues will follow in a few weeks.

Please come ready to bowl for all sessions, just change into your bowls shoes. Bowls shoes must not be worn outside the club. After your first session please take your bowls & shoes home with you. The changing room lockers will be closed for your safety. Only those walking or using public transport may leave their woods at the club.

We hope to have a contactless card machine up and working by 7th Sept, so please pay for rink fees and drinks using your card. For those who do not use Debit/Credit cards you will be able purchase a sheet of 6 vouchers (6x £3.50 = £21). Please avoid paying by cash if possible.