At very short notice and In order to commence playing we have had to provide a risk assesment and a submission of the rules under which we will operate after receiving guidance from the local authority.
Crusaders Bowling Club
PLAYING RULES UNDER COVID RESTRICTIONS
ONLY those members who agree to the following tight restrictions will be allowed on the green. Those who do not agree must wait until government restrictions are lifted.
Under no circumstances is access to the pavillion allowed.
The Green equipment will be retained by the club and distributed at each practice session. Sanitiser wipes will be available.
Extra care should be taken about touching surfaces ,mats , jacks and rink markers.
Hand sanitisers will be provided on the green.
Before any play can commence all members must pre book a time slot through the Website ( Whats App ) to record date ,time and the persons they will be playing with.
Members contact details and visits to the green will be maintained by the Club Secretary as a back up copy for test and trace.
If any member experiences symptoms then he must self isolate and contact the Club Secretary via text or phone.
Members must obey government advice on social distancing.
No hand shaking or high fives are allowed.
Regular hand-washing is encouraged, use the hand sanitisers provided.
Playing the game
You should only play
– By Yourself
– with people from your own household or
– with a number of people from one other household as long as
you stay two metres apart
Up to a maximum of four players can use a rink at any one time. Each must keep to the Social distancing rules.
Only one player should handle the jack.
To minimise the risk of infection only essential equipment should be used.
This is limited to Mats, Jacks, Bowls, Rink Markers.
A Bowling Arm is also allowed ( for use by only one person)
BOWLS – Each player must only use his own bowls
Bowls must not be passed between each other during play
The practice of spitting on hands before bowling is not allowed
If a cloth is used prior to delivery it must not be shared with anyone
JACKS – If two players are practising together , each should be responsible for
their own jack.
Alternatively only a single member on the rink should handle the jack
Sanitised wipes will be made available to clean the jack at the end of play and keep safe for the next session of play.
MATS – Only one player should handle the mat during a playing session.
Again this should be wiped down after use.
Equipment not deemed to be essential at this time are;
Bowls pushers, Ditch Markers, 2m distance sticks, Chalk, Measure.
MEASURE – No measuring allowed
RINKS – A gap of one rink should be kept between rinks in use until further
Use rinks 1/3/5 or 2/4/6 in sequence
PLEASE NOTE THAT SANITISED WIPES MUST NOT BE LEFT ON THE GREEN AND MUST BE DISPOSED OF SAFELY.
The Club acknowledges the guidance and advice given by the Town Council and has agreed to operate within the guidelines outlined.