Guidance from EIBA (version 5) has been updated following recent Government changes and the club will implement the changes from Monday 31st August.
The Government on Friday 21st August 2020 made the wearing of a face covering mandatory in indoor sports stadiums. As a result, any person entering an indoor bowls club will need to wear a face covering at all times, until they leave the premises.
Once in the club individuals would only be permitted to remove the face covering for the following actions:
When on the rink bowling with 2 metres social distancing in place, due to partaking in exercise.
Due to a physical or mental illness or impairment, or disability.
Lockers will be made available to members but as social distancing of 2 metres will not always be achieved, bowlers need to:
Wear a face covering to provide a mitigating action to reduce transmission and will able to remove it once stepping on the rink ready to bowl and replacing it before stepping off the rink for any reason including at the end of the game.
Restaurant and bar areas
Face coverings are permitted to be removed when members are eating or drinking in designated seating areas.
Movement around the club
You must wear a face covering when using the toilet facilities and visiting the restaurant for rink teas, when you can remove it for eating and drinking.
Face coverings do not replace the need to social distance. Please maintain continued hand washing and sanitizing of hands.
Health and Safety Director
27th August 2020