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New Update - Phase 2a And Internal Club Comps

posted Jun 30, 2020, 12:18 PM by Malcolm Fletcher   [ updated Jun 30, 2020, 12:23 PM ]
RECEIVED TODAY (Tuesday 30th June) from the BCGBA via SCGBA secredtary Mo Corley:

To:  All Clubs, Leagues and County Executive members,

This is the latest guidance update from the BCGBA. This applies to English clubs only.

Please note that there is little difference to the updates issued - just a few minor additions. 

The key to opening is that records are available if track and trace require information on who has attended the green.

Booking or attendance lists with contact details are required. Some minor changes have been included.

Please follow these guidelines and stay safe.

All Risk assessments and booking sheets with the list of contacts must be returned to our Safeguarding Officer Phil Scott.


Phase 2a                   Internal Club Competitions

·         All previous social distancing guidance and advice remains in force

·         Maximum of 6 people allowed on or around the green at any one time

·         Players should maintain social distancing and keep up to 4 metres between groups to allow for social distancing between groups

·         Club Competition Officer Appointed and Trained on Covid19 guidance and issues*

·         Only Club members allowed.

·         Paperwork* and risk assessment* completed and a copy forwarded to County Safeguarding Officer Phil Scott.

·         Club Schedule of Attendance (names, dates & times must be recorded) produced to ensure limited attendance should be maintained

·         Ensure that your Insurance cover is up to date, Endsleigh Cover is dependant on membership of BCGBA (club fee £35.00 has been paid)

·         Arrangements should be made to manage the social distancing and all other hygiene procedures

·         Club Buildings and toilets can open see separate guidance sheet / risk assessment (Phase 2) – limited opening


*The Club Secretary and or Chairman to sign the Covid Competition action plan/risk assessment detailing how competition will be run safely and within the current social distancing arrangements. All competition administrators to sign that they understand the action plan to ensure they fully understand the regulations.


Be aware that this guidance could change at any point and could be withdrawn if the risk level increases


Crown Green Bowls – Club Competitions, single’s and pairs



• Only use your equipment brought from home (jacks, mats, bowls etc.) unless communal equipment is used

• Sterilize equipment before and after use

• Keep strict social distancing measures in place - you must remain at a safe distance (2 metres) from people outside of your household.

• Follow strong hygiene practices at every opportunity - wash your hands when you get home

• Your club will have an agreed process for you to agree a time for you to access the green

• Once you have completed your session, please depart as soon as you safely can to enable others to access the green.

Limited access to clubhouse, walkways and toilets. Ensure risk assessment and notices are displayed on hygiene and handwashing

No spectators permitted other than competition organisers and card markers (total 6 persons currently)


• Being careful about touching solid surfaces e.g. gates, seating, doors, etc.

• Wash your hands as soon as you get home, avoid touching your face and take hand sanitiser with you to use while out if possible


• You must have a clear process for knowing who Is playing at the green, make this as clear as you can for your club members to understand and abide by.

• Please place a sign in clear view of all visitors of the guidelines set out above.

You are now able to use club communal equipment however a strict cleaning plan should be clear to all players.

·         Equipment to be disinfected before and after each game is completed, ie. jacks and mats.

·         no shaking of hands – use appropriate alternative methods. ie. elbows, thumbs up etc.

·         Ensure you ask screening questions when players arrive to check for any symptoms


Open Competitions are not permitted due to the constraints on testing which apply to Elite Sports**.

·         **Elite sport is limited to professional sport competitions



Planning the number of players will mean some come and go on the same day if the competition runs through on a single day.

Remember that only 4 players and 2 running competition and marking (Total 6 people) are allowed at the green.

This is a variation of running a competition behind closed doors.