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Time For Big Decisions

posted Jun 9, 2020, 11:45 AM by Malcolm Fletcher
Virtually every one of the 26 member clubs have responded to the canvass questionnaire sent to them to try and gauge the level of interest from bowler in League fixtures starting in mid July - if allowed and if possible in as safe a way as possible.

The officers will be holding a Zoom meeting tomorrow (Wednesday 10th June) to discuss the results of the survey and make the final decision on whether fixtures are possible or feasible in 2020.

As of now, the latest answers to questions posed by bowlers from the BCGBA is:
If I can socially distance, can I play sport with someone I don’t live with?  

You can exercise or play sport in groups of up to six people from other households, but should only do so where it is possible to maintain a 2 metre gap from those you do not live with.

People who play team sports can meet to train together and do things like conditioning or fitness sessions but they must be in separate groups of no more than six and must be 2 metres apart at all times. 

While groups could practice ball skills like passing and kicking, equipment sharing should be kept to a minimum and strong hand hygiene practices should be in place before and after. 

Any equipment that is used should be cleaned frequently. Cleaning should be particularly thorough if it is to be used by someone else.

And if you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home - this is critical to staying safe and saving lives.

Does easing restrictions apply to healthy 70 year olds and over?

The advice for those aged 70 and over continues to be that they should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household.

If they do go out more frequently, they should be careful to maintain distance from others. They and everyone should continue to comply with any general social distancing restrictions.

We know that those aged 70 and over can be absolutely fit and healthy and it’s not the case that everybody over 70 has a chronic health condition or an underlying disease.

But unfortunately, we also know that as you get older, there is a higher risk of coronavirus having a more serious impact with infection. 

Complications and deaths are more common in the elderly, even those without pre-existing conditions.