Following the Scottish Government guidelines and Bowls Scotland recommendations on “Return to the Green
COVID-19 Guidance 2021, the Board has decided to open the Green for paid-up Members to play on
Monday the 26th April 2021
with the similar conditions to last year.
HALKSHILL BOWLING CLUB
MEMBERS UPDATE MARCH 2021
I hope everybody is keeping safe and well during these terrible times. Hopefully we are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel.
Following the Scottish Government guidelines and Bowls Scotland recommendations on “Return to the Green COVID-19 Guidance 2021, the Board has decided to open the Green for paid-up Members to play on Monday the 26th April 2021 with the similar conditions to last year.
Subject to any Guidance changes the Club will also open for outside drinking on Monday 26th April from 2pm until 10pm, with the rider that the bar staff can close the bar earlier if there is no one requiring served. Please remember, respect the bar staff, they are carrying out their duties as determined by the Board.
The Club is looking to open the Clubhouse and the Green from the 17th May 2021.
Up to 4 people from 2 households can socialise indoor and the bar can remain open until 10.30pm.
From Monday 26th April access to the club will be through the Club car-park.
Face coverings must be worn at all times when entering the Club when playing on the Green and when moving around. Face coverings will not be required when sitting down at an outside table.
An outdoor “bowling bubble” can consist of a maximum of 15 people.
Arrangements for booking a rink must be made through the Club Secretary, at the latest on the evening between 6 and 7, prior to intended game.
Maintaining customer records: The bar-person will collect the name, contact number, date of visit, time of arrival, and the departure time of all those attending facilities or activities.
Where attending as a small household group, the contact details for one member will be sufficient. The Club will store information for 21 days and share it when requested to do so by public health officers.
Only singles and pairs are to be played. One member only to handle the jack.
Players must use disinfectant spray after each game to disinfect jacks. Players to ensure jacks are dry before use.
The 2 metre social distancing rule must always be observed.
Bowls equipment (cloths, measures etc) must not be shared between players
Players must always practice safe hygiene.
Club house will remain closed apart for toilet access and, one off access to storage areas and locker rooms is permitted to retrieve personal equipment which is essential for an activity to be undertaken. Personal equipment should not be returned to these areas.
At present Bowls Scotland have stated that no internal competitions can take place at this time. Hopefully this will be amended as the situation improves.
As part of our COVID Return to the Green, clubs are now required to appoint a named COVID Officer to ensure the club and members operate in a safe manner and adhere to Scottish Government and Bowls Scotland guidelines. Our Club COVID officers are John Samuel, Brian Knox and Ian White.
It is the responsibility of the Clubs COVID officers to ensure that full risk assessments, processes and mitigating actions are in place before any bowling activity takes place and to check if the activity is in an area which is subject to additional Scottish Government localised measures and restrictions.
The club will continue to err on the side of caution. Members who are symptomatic should self-isolate for 10 days as per NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend the Club. Members health and well being remains the most pressing priority and we all have a responsibility to do what we can to suppress the spread of the virus.
Finally, can I ask those Members who have not paid their fees to pay them ASAP, or in the event there is a problem, to contact the Treasurer to find a solution. I am in the process of producing an abbreviated booklet on paid up Members contact details, and I don’t want to miss anyone out.
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