Step 4 19th July 2021

Road map out of COVID-19 Restrictions Update

With the Government announcing that Step 4 of their road map out of Covid-19 restrictions will commence on Monday 19th July 2021, we wish to advise Indoor Clubs of how this would affect them.

This notice is to aide preparations as the formal guidance issued by the Government, which the EIBA uses to shape its guidance has, at this time, not been updated to reflect the announcements earlier this week.

As soon as this guidance is available, we will be able to review and issue more detailed guidance, if appropriate.

From Monday 19th July: -

· There are no restrictions on participant numbers indoors which means that all formats of the Indoor Bowls will be permitted.

· Social Distancing measures will be removed.

· There is no legal requirement to wear a face covering when entering and walking around the Club. However, the Government expects and recommends that people should continue to wear them in crowded and enclosed spaces.

· There is no legal requirement to collect contact details. However, it is advised that an NHS QR code is continued to be displayed for participants who wish to check in via the app. If a QR code is displayed then a system for collecting (and securely storing) names and contact details for those who wish to check in but do not have access to a smartphone or prefer not to use the app.

· Continue to keep in place hygiene measures to reduce the risk of transmission such as hand sanitisers around the club.

· Maintain the existing cleaning regimes for areas which are touched often and equipment, such as the mats and jacks in between sessions.

· The tradition of shaking hands pre and post match to be left to the individual participants at that time.

· For the bar and restaurant areas there will be no restrictions on numbers allowed to sit or stand in the area and table service is not a requirement.

· Remind members and visitors that if they are displaying COVID-19 symptoms (cough, temperature and loss of taste / smell) they should not enter the club.

· Provide adequate ventilation by ensuring a flow of fresh air through natural and or mechanical sources.

However, with many Clubs already operating limited schedules and or have summer leagues operating under Step 3 restrictions the EIBA believe consideration for these to continue as is until the end of the summer arrangements would be prudent.

In advance of the more detailed guidance being published please contact me via email if you wished to discuss this matter further.

Yours sincerely

Peter Thompson,

Chief Executive

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.