Some 44 days later than expected the green re-opened for casual play on Tuesday 2nd June.
The safety of all members is paramount and the Executive Committee has produced detailed procedures.
It is vital that ALL the procedures are strictly followed.
The procedures will be monitored continually in line with experience and HMG and BE guidelines.
1) Members from the same household OR
2) Solo play OR
3) Singles between 2 members from different households following strict 2-metre social distancing guidelines OR
4) Pairs between 4 members from different households following strict 2-metre social distancing guidelines
TO EXPLAIN REQUIREMENTS A MEMBER OF THE EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE WILL GIVE A SERIES OF ‘TOOL BOX TALKS’ – EACH PLAYING MEMBER MUST ATTEND BEFORE THEIR FIRST SESSION AND SIGN TO SIGNIFY THEIR UNDERSTANDING.
2-metre self-distancing must be adhered to at all times.
Hand Sanitiser will be available around the green.
Disinfectant will be available to clean mats and jacks after play.
Anti-bacterial sprays and wipes will be available for door handles, gates and any other surfaces touched.
Take your rubbish, including tissues, home – do not leave at Club.
The Pavilion will be open ONLY to access the toilets.
The Bar Area and Kitchen are closed
The Changing Rooms and pusher shed are closed.
Wash hands regularly and follow HMG hygiene guidelines.
Rinks MUST be booked in advance via the ‘Rink Booking’ page on the Club website -
do not turn up to play in the hope there is a free rink,
do not turn up to play unless you have received a confirmation email
Only 3 rinks will be in use for each session i.e. Rinks 1/3/5 OR 2/4/6 – only play on your allocated rink
Every day – 2pm to 5pm and 5.30 to 8.30pm
Mornings 10am to 1pm except Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays
Arrive no earlier than 10 minutes before your session is due to start.
Leave immediately once the equipment is cleared and hygiene requirements are complete.
Use only your own bowls.
Do not handle your opponents bowls.
Each player should use a separate jack and mat. (See www.bowlsdirect.com to purchase your own mat & jack but if so take it home with you)
Touchers should not be chalked.
Pushers, ditch markers and scoreboards are not allowed.
Scorecards will not be available – bring your own pen & paper.
Do not shake hands, hug or High Five other members.
Markers are not allowed for Singles games.
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. Use the NHS 111 website or helpline and seek advice. For your own protection, follow the advice about self-isolation if you are, or are living with, someone in one of the vulnerable groups.
Anyone suffering Covid-19 symptoms after having played should advise an Executive Committee member immediately.