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COVID-19 PLAYING CONDITIONS

posted 4 Jun 2020, 04:16 by Gidea Park Bowling

Play arrangements

1. There will be an off-site booking system for rink allocation. All bookings to be made through Des Cole 07941 674938

 2. The green will be open between 12am and 8pm. All matches will last for 1 hour and 45 minutes to enable 15 minutes between allocated time slots for players to arrive/depart safely. If no bookings are made for the next slot play may be extended

3. Play will take place on alternate rinks e.g. 1, 3, 5 OR 2, 4, 6 to keep an empty rink between rinks that are being played on

4. Maximum of eighteen  players on the green at any one time (assuming maximum of 6 people per rink who are not from the same household).

5. For security reasons players should not leave the club until the next person on the day’s list has arrived. The list of play will displayed on the clubhouse

6. No visitors/spectators to be admitted to the club

7. Capping may be put on 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:

1. 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 no more than five other people outside of your household, as long as you are able to maintain social distancing.

2. 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

1. Until further notice the clubhouse will be closed

2. Limited essential access (for example to use the toilets and hand washing facilities and to get the equipment) will be allowed

3. Sanitiser will be available for cleaning hands and equipment before and after playing

4. Club rules regarding dress on the green should be maintained and players should arrive ready to play with the exception of shoes which should be put on at the side of the green.

5. Members may collect their bowls from the clubhouse on the first visit and should then take their bowls home after each session.

6. 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 should be utilised during any session:

Mat, Bowls, Jack, Rink markers, Gloves, Scorecards (these should be retained by one person only if required) Bowling arm/lifter (for use 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 and Chalk

 

 

Personal care

 Avoid using toilets at the club wherever possible and clean anything you have touched after use

 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

 

 

Playing the game

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 no more than five other people outside of your household, as long as you are able to maintain social distancing.

 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

Avoid measuring for shot/s

 

GREEN OPENING

posted 4 Jun 2020, 02:37 by Gidea Park Bowling   [ updated 4 Jun 2020, 02:39 ]

The club green will re-open on 8th June 2020 - all bookings to be made through Des Cole 07941 674938. A maximum of 6 players per rink will be allowed and each session will last for 1 hour 45 minutes to allow 15 minutes between games. Social distancing to be maintained at all times. The club house will remain closed except for essential use.

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