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Bowls England Statement
FBC – Procedures During Covid – 19 Outbreak
You should have all read the Bowls England document from May 14th. This is the basis of the plan formulated.
Fundamental to the whole scheme is to prevent there being more than 6 people at the club at any one time. To achieve this, we require an offsite rink booking system. We are working on providing a booking system on the website and hope to have it operational shortly.
We have a workable proposal to get us bowling which will be used until the online system is operational. It is as follows:
- Members would be able to access an online spreadsheet with all the slots listed. Slots already booked will have names inserted.
- Members then need to e mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a request to book a slot stating date/time/name and if they need a partner.
- I would then field the e mail, add them to the spreadsheet and email confirmation to the member.
- If they needed a partner, I could highlight the slot in a different colour and email members to see if anyone is available. Members could opt out of being emailed.
- The spreadsheet has a “From” time and “To” time.
- Members should not arrive before the “From” time and leave the club by the “To” time.
- This should prevent more than 6 members ever being present at the club.
Members without access to internet will be given details of who to telephone to book a slot.
It is essential that members should be safe when on club premises. This will require a regime of cleaning and limiting exposure.
Access to the clubhouse should be limited.
- Members must not use the changing rooms but arrive ready to play, changing their shoes outside. A bench will be placed outside the clubhouse for this purpose. Other chairs and benches must not be put out.
- Members must sanitise their hands before and after playing. Soap and paper towels will be available in the toilets, but members should be encouraged to bring their own soap or gel and towel for this purpose.
- Members must only enter the clubhouse to use the toilet and wash their hands.
- No more than two people are to be in the clubhouse at the same time.
- Members should not access the equipment shed.
- Facilities will be made available to sanitise the jacks and mat. Only one mat should be used and carried up the green at the change of ends. If players are from separate households one player will be nominated to carry and place the mat. Jacks should not be handled by both players.
- Members should only access the toilets in the clubhouse; the rest of the clubhouse will be taped off. Members should bring their own drink if required, the kitchen must not be used.
The clubhouse should be cleaned every day, recording what has been done. This cleaning will involve the toilets and any surfaces players are likely to have touched.
The water and disinfectant to clean the jacks and mat will be renewed every day. A tray and a bucket will be placed adjacent to the equipment shed. A hose pipe will be available to rinse the equipment before play.
A sheet will be displayed to indicate the direction of play and the rinks in use for example N-S 1,3,5 or E-W 2,4,6.
The booking spreadsheet has rinks A, B, C. A would be either rink 1 or 2, B either 3 or 4 and C either 5 or 6.
A notice has been put on the gate similar to that displayed by the tennis club.
Also, a notice will be posted in the window of the clubhouse reminding members of these procedures and their role in ensuring we can enjoy a limited amount of bowling whilst staying safe.
Please feel free to check back regularly to this page as any changes will also be posted here.
Last updated: 23rd May 2020