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GUIDANCE for PLAYING BOWLS IN SAFETY at BURFORD BOWLS CLUB

 

For the safety of all concerned, bowlers must stay alert and follow this guidance when using the green.

Govt permission to bowl says  

 “You can play lawn bowls where facilities have reopened, but you can only take part in these activities by yourself, or with members of your household or with one person outside of your household, as long as you are able to maintain social distancing.”

 

Play arrangements

• Off-site booking system for rink allocation (contact Roger Hopkins)

• Minimum of 20 minutes between allocated time slots to enable players to arrive/depart safely

• Clubs to communicate in advance with players to advise on social distancing requirements that are being applied on arrival at the club – for example not leaving cars until a certain time before their allocated time slot

• Only play on two rinks for the time being. (Jack Lafford will set up the rinks to be played on)

• Maximum of four players on club premises at any one time (assuming average of two people per rink who are not from the same household).

• No visitors/spectators to be admitted to the club. Players must close the gate, once inside.

• To enable green maintenance to continue, please play between 1330 hrs and 2000 hrs each day.

 

Clubhouse and Facilities

• Until further notice, the clubhouse will be closed

• Sanitiser & wipes will be available for cleaning hands and equipment before and after playing

• No rubbish bins will be put out – players must take any rubbish away with them

 

Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to; you must remain at least two metres apart from other bowlers (who are not part of your household) at all times. 

 

Equipment

To minimise the risk of infection, only essential items (as below) should be utilised during any session:

• Mat

• Bowls

• Jack

• Gloves

• Scorecards (these should be retained by one person only if required)

 

To minimise the risk of infection, any other equipment is not deemed essential equipment at this time and should not be utilised. This includes:

• Scoreboards

• Bowls pushers

• Ditch markers

• 2m distance sticks

• Chalk

 

Player’s responsibilities

 

In advance

• Do not go to the club if you are experiencing any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or any cold or flu-like symptoms, in particular a cough or a high temperature. 

• Dress appropriately before you get to the club to avoid the need to change clothes – change shoes immediately before and after your game

• Travel to the green on your own or with members of your own household only – do not offer a lift to, or accept a lift from, anyone outside your household. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your allocated booking time.

 

Personal care & Hygiene

• Do not use the toilets at the club wherever possible and clean anything you have touched after use

• Take any food or drink you might need with you

• Wash or sanitise your hands and sanitise any equipment (including bowls, jacks and mats) you use before and after you play – do not assume that the person before you has sanitised the equipment thoroughly

• Sanitise padlocks, keys and door handles before and after use

• Personal hygiene is important.  Refrain from spitting on your hands or licking fingers to avoid cross-contamination from bowls.

 

Playing the game

• You should only play with people from your own household or by yourself or, as long as you stay two metres apart, with one other person from outside your household.

• Do not shake hands before, during or after a game

• Only one player should handle the mat during the session

• Two jacks (one at each end) should be used and this should be set by one player only throughout the session

• If scoring: o Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to at all times

o Do not touch your opponents’ bowls with your hands

o Avoid measuring for shot/s

 

 

When you leave

• When you finish playing, change your shoes and leave the club immediately – ensuring that you have sanitised all equipment used and that the club is secure (as applicable)

 

Thank you