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When you arrive.

Unlock the gate and after entering lock it behind you for your safety and because of unwanted others entering our site especially if you are the only person playing.

It would be essential to have a mobile phone with you at all times and your own personal hand sanitizer for when you have locked the gate on leaving the club.

Play arrangements

• Off-site booking system for rink allocation is undertaken by phoning, texting or emailing Barry or Mary giving them at least 48 hour’s notice on 07737709016 Mary`s mobile or 07752723311 Barry’s number. Emails should be sent to barrygage125@btinternet.com

• 30 minutes between allocated time slots to enable players to arrive/depart safely without their paths crossing.  

• Only play on alternate rinks e.g. 1, 3, 5 OR 2, 4, 6 (keep an empty rink between rinks that are being played on)  

Playing times are for rinks 1,2,3 10:30 to 11:30 12:00 to 13:00 13:30 to 14:30

For rinks 2,4,6 15:00 to 16:00 16:30 to 17:30 18:00 to 19:00.

• Maximum of six players on club premises at any one time (assuming average of two people per rink who are not from the same household). Clubs may wish to increase this number if more than two people from the same household are to participate on the same rink.

• No visitors/spectators to be admitted to the club and you can only play if you have booked a rink through the process above.

• Capping the number of occasions a player can book a rink each week to ensure that the available capacity is distributed fairly


Playing Formats

The following playing formats are in accordance with Government guidelines:

• Individuals playing bowls on their own on a single rink


• Two individuals from two different households playing on a single rink (no marker)

• Members of the same household on a single rink (no marker unless from same household)

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.

Clubhouse and Facilities

• Until further notice, all clubhouses must be closed

• Sanitiser must be available for cleaning hands and equipment before and after playing

• Rubbish bins must not be used – 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.


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

• Mat

• Bowls (If your bowls are at the club I will be there doing my security on Monday 25th May and Monday 1st June from 10:00 to 10:30 when you can collect your bowls and take them home.  Do not turn up and expect to be able to get into the club as it will be locked and alarmed.)

• Jack

• Rink markers (These will be in place and only changed by Peter Howard)

• Gloves as it is suggested that players wear a glove on their non bowling hand.

• Bowling arm/lifter (for use by one person only if required)

No other equipment including chalk to be used.

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. 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

• 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

• Take any food or drink you might need with you and take your rubbish home with you.

• 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

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. Groups of more than two people must all be from the same household. This means you cannot have two or three people from one household plus one person from outside the household playing together.

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

• Do not ‘high-five‘ OR ‘hug’ other players to celebrate shots or a win


• 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

• Do not touch your opponents’ bowls with your hands.  No 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 with gates all padlocked do not assume that there is someone after you.

 Remember we can check CCTV to ensure that these regulations are being adhered to. If anyone breaks these rules, they will be suspended from the club pending a discipline hearin