With the Government announcing that England will move to Step 2 of the road map out of the COVID-19 restrictions on Monday 12th April 2021.

This decision means that Indoor Clubs will be able to open but with the following conditions in place: -

  • Only players from the same household or an individual player permitted on a rink. They are not permitted to mix with other players on the green.
  • Organised bowls activities for Under 18s or Disabled groups exempt from restrictions on participants per rink.
  • Changing rooms / lockers can be used but players should be encouraged to avoid or minimise the use of this area, where possible.
  • Face Coverings are to be worn when entering and moving around the club but can be removed when the player is on the rink.
  • Coaching can take place but only on a 1:1 or single household basis.
  • Club Shop can re-open
  • The Bar and restaurant are permitted to open but can only serve people, via table service outside. The rule of 6 will apply to people at any table.
  • Ventilation in the club should be optimised to ensure a fresh air supply is provided to all areas of the facility being used.
  • Every visitor over the age of 16 must scan the NHS QR code using their NHS COVID-19 app or provide their name and contact details, not just the lead member of the household, to support the NHS Test and Trace.

Clubs should follow the EIBA’s Return to Indoor Bowls issue 6 Guidance in relation to hygiene and social distancing measures on and off the rink.

These procedures will remain in place until the Government announces that we can move to Step 3 of the Road Map, which will not be before Monday 17th May 2021.

Under Step 3 Indoor Bowls Clubs would be able to open under the rule of 6 individuals and provide indoor hospitality.

The EIBA will issue further guidance in relation to Step 3 when appropriate.


Peter Thompson

Chief Executive

Updated 10th April 2021




This can also be viewed on the EIBA website



SCWIBA Season 20/21

Following the latest EIBA Guidance V6 issued 25th September 2020 and a email/telephone emergency GPC Meeting, the following will apply for the 20/21 Indoor Season.

All County Matches, including Inter-County League, Executive, Patrons and friendlies are cancelled. All County League matches are cancelled. County Competitions will not take place and entry monies will be refunded. If possible, the 19/20 County Competitions will be played to their conclusion after Christmas.

The 19/20 National finals have again been postponed from November 20 to April 21.

No County Booklet will be published. It has proved impossible to hold an AGM, so all Officers remain in situ. A virtual Executive may be possible in the New Year. These decisions have been made in the best interest of all members of SCWIBA whose health, safety and well being were the paramount consideration.

Good, safe bowling in your Clubs and hopefully a full programme of County activities will be available safely for the 21/22 Indoor Season.

Brenda Davies, Hon Secretary, SCWIBA 4th October 2020

As we all now enter a period of uncertainty, the COVID updates have now been given their own sub folder on the website menu.

The League fixtures that remained have been cancelled, and the lists updated to give a final table with those unplayed matches being declared draws, with points shared.

Section One was won by Arun and Section Two by Wealden.

The website will continue to be updated as we receive any further information regarding changes to SCWIBA policies.

Above all, stay safe and well, and we look forward to seeing you all back on the rinks at the earliest.

March 23rd 2020

With all the competitions now heading in to the final stages, early results round by round are now in a sub folder under each competition heading.
This is to give a quick and clear reference for the quarter finals and onwards.

Welcome to the new website for Sussex County Women's Indoor Bowling Association.

There have some concerns over the "not secure" status of the website.
A secured site covers any personal information that is inputted, such as credit card details.

As we are an "information only" website, SCWIBA like many Club sites is safe to view.

Due to the site hosting design, pages are better viewed on a PC or laptop, rather than via a mobile browser.