To all members: Dear Member, In accordance with the latest Scottish Government and Bowls Scotland advice, the Club opened for play on Saturday 01 May. As we did last year on restarting play, we will ensure we follow all guidelines from the Government and from Bowls Scotland. At all times, use of the facilities will be in accordance with the guidance and rules of play shown below. These MUST BE STRICTLY ADHERED TO BY ALL MEMBERS. The guidelines will be kept under review by the Board. While we can never eliminate all risk, the guidance and rules of play have been compiled with the ongoing safety of members as the paramount consideration, and we hope that all those who would wish to play will feel that they can do so with confidence. A kit of PPE materials will be available in the Clubhouse for protection of any member requiring to administer First Aid in the event of an accident to another member. Bowls Scotland require all affiliated clubs to appoint a named ‘COVID Officer’. As Secretary, I (Mike Dunbar) will be that named person, and point of contact on COVID issues. However, the Directors have agreed to be collectively responsible for all COVID matters. We will ensure we keep ourselves fully informed, and take joint responsibility for ensuring the guidelines are followed.
Revised Guidelines 07 July: PLEASE READ THE GUIDELINES AND RULES CAREFULLY.
The Tie Book is now in operation again, so the on-line booking system is discontinued. Booking is not required for a bounce game.
Rink sessions will be:- Morning: 10.00 am to 1.30 pm; Afternoon: 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm; Evening: 5.00 pm to dusk. To ensure ties can be completed, sessions can be extended if necessary.
A daily register will be maintained to record all who come into the Club, for tracking and tracing purposes, should this be necessary. The register sheets will be available in the Clubhouse or the gazebo, depending on weather etc. All persons entering the Club premises must sign in and complete the required details. This applies to all players, spectators, volunteers etc.
Also, the bottom gate will not be in use. The padlock on the top gate will accept the key which members previously used for the bottom gate and the clubhouse.
The clubhouse will now be available for up to 46 persons, maintaining social distancing and wearing face coverings when appropriate. Tea, coffee, etc. maybe made. Because we have a bar licence, the Clubhouse is considered to be a hospitality venue, and so face coverings are mandatory except when seated, eating or drinking.
Toilet access is no longer limited to one member at a time going downstairs to the toilet area, but observe social distancing in the toilet areas.
Locker Huts will be available for changing shoes, etc. but do not overcrowd, and maintain social distancing.
Ringside bins / ash bins will not be available. There will be a large black bin in the gazebo area. Members must ensure all rubbish is carefully binned, or taken away.
Mats and Jacks: These will be in containers in the gazebo. Mats and jacks must be sanitised before use, and when returning them after use. Sanitising spray, hand gel and paper towel will be available in the gazebo.
Normal handling of mats and jacks is now permissible.
Social distancing must be observed at all times on and off the green.
Score boards, bowls gatherers etc. may be used for ties and matches, again with appropriate measures to reduce the risk of COVID transmission.
Players should bring their own hand sanitiser for use throughout play. Players should always practise safe anti-COVID hygiene. Players should be courteous and mindful of the safety of other members.
PLAYERS SHOULD NOT: Pick up a bowl which does not belong to them; Moisten their hands with saliva before delivery;
Members who have COVID-19 symptoms or from a household where someone displays symptoms, should stay at home, and follow NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend the club.