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Wymondham Dell Bowls Club

Club Covid–19 Secure Rules (Outdoor bowls)

Published: 30 April 2021

  1. General

    1. Do not come to the club if you or any member of your household show any signs of a cold or flu-like symptoms, in particular a continuous cough, high temperature or loss or change to your sense of smell or taste (follow Gov. UK self-isolation guidelines).
    2. Non-playing members or spectators will not be allowed on the premises.
    3. If travelling by car, travel on your own or with members from your household or support bubble only.  It is not possible to practice effective social distancing in small vehicles. 
    4. Please follow any one-way systems and use hand sanitisers regularly.
    5. Dress appropriately before you arrive to avoid the need to change clothes – change shoes immediately by the green before and after play.  Until further notice the club house (veranda & indoor facilities) and changing rooms will remain closed.  Access to use the toilet and handwashing facilities will be allowed.
    6.  At all times social distancing rules must be maintained by people who do not live together (or share a support/childcare bubble).  
    7. People from different households must not meet in groups of larger than 6, or 2 households and must not have any social interaction with any other group, even if you see other people you know.
    8. Face coverings must be worn at all times when indoors.
    9. In line with the NHS test & trace service you will be required to give your contact details; these will be kept for a period of 21 days.  Check in using the official NHS QR code is a quick and easy.
    10. Failure to comply with the guidelines may result in suspension.
  2. Hygiene

    1. Hand sanitiser and cleaning products will be available for cleaning hands and equipment.
    2. Wash or sanitise your hands before and after play.
    3. Before and after play always ensure that equipment is sanitised and cleaned.
    4. Avoid using the toilet if possible. Always wipe and clean down any surfaces you may have touched with cleaning products provided – taps, door handles etc. and wash hands thoroughly. 
    5. Bring own refreshments including drinking water (alcohol not permitted). Do not share food items, cups, plates etc. with anyone else.  
  3. Booking Rinks

    1. Bowls must be pre-booked: -
      • Rinks booked via online rink booking system found on our website Wymondhamdell.com.
        If not online contact either Jean Webb or Averyl and Keith Richards
      • All bowler’s names must be provided (for NHS test & trace purposes). To enter names use the additional information box on the online booking page. Failure may result in cancellation.
        • Do not turn up for a session if you have not received confirmation of your booking.
        • No casual walk-ins permitted.
        • Should a rink not be needed please remember to cancel (otherwise you may be charged the rink fee).
    2. Bookings for next day bowling will close at 5.00pm (17:00 hrs) the day before. Bookings made after this time may result in cancellation.
    3. A maximum of 6 players per rink will be allowed for casual bowling.  (Number of bowlers on the green at any one time should not exceed 24)
    4. Rink fees for a session will be £2.00 per player.
  4. Playing the Game

    1.  Each player/team to have own jack & mat (yellow or white).  Before and after play ensure all equipment is sanitised.
    2.  The Mat (yellow or white), should only be handled by the lead and skip for that team and not handled by anyone else.  
    3.  The jack (yellow or white), should only be handled by the lead for that team and not handled by anyone else.  Skips to place the jack by foot
    4.  Up to 6 players per rink will be allowed for casual play, players are not permitted to interact with the players on the next rink, even if you see other people you know.  You are not permitted to replace any of the 6 players on the rink once the game has started.
    5.  Do not shake hands or have any personal contact with another player (unless you are from the same household or support bubble) and avoid shouting or raising your voice when facing anyone.  Social distancing rules should be observed at all times.
    6.  Do not touch or pick up another player’s bowls or oppositions jack/mat (please use your feet to move bowls and jacks).
    7.  Do not use scoreboards, bowls pushers, 2m distance sticks and use only spray chalk.  If ditch markers are used ensure they are handled by the same two nominated players.
    8.  Should measuring be necessary, players (or marker if used) must use their own equipment, avoiding contact with the players’ bowls & jack.
    9.  After your game please change your shoes and immediately leave the premises, taking your bowls and shoes home with you.
    10.  Once you are at home remember to wash your hands.

    The above is a live document and revisions will be made as and when necessary.