ROADMAP OUT OF LOCKDOWN
HOW INDOOR BOWLS IS AFFECTED
Following the Prime Minister’s Statement to Parliament this week on how the Government propose to ease lockdown restrictions and offer the Country a route back to a more normal life, the EIBA can summarise what this means for the sport of Indoor Bowls in England: -
Step 1 No earlier than 29th March 2021 Indoor Bowls Clubs to remain closed, unless Clubs have arrangements with schools for pupils to participate in
after school clubs.
Step 2 No earlier than 12th April 2021 Indoor bowls clubs will be able to open and have individuals or people from the same household play on the
same rink. Club shops will be able to open. Club bar and restaurant only able to serve people outside via table service.
Step 3 No earlier than 17th May 2021 Indoor bowls clubs will be able to allow up to 6 bowlers from different households or members of 2 households
on a rink. Club Bar and Restaurant will be able to serve people indoors via table service for up to 6 people or members
of 2 households.
Step 4 No earlier than 21st June 2021 It is hoped that all limits on social contact are removed and Indoor Bowls can return to normal. At all stages the Government will make decisions on specific restrictions such as social distancing, face coverings, vaccination certificates etc so these will need to be factored in the planning prior to any re-opening.
Please note that the provisional dates for each step may change if the government believes it is not safe to move to the next phase.
The EIBA will continue to update its Clubs, Counties and bowlers once more details are received for each step.
Updated 25th February 2021
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
EIBA have issued a updated "Return to Indoor Bowls" Guide. It can be found via the link below.
There will also be further information about County matches/league/competitions, etc for the 20/21 season to be circulated to all Clubs shortly.
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As the summer season is coming to a close, our outdoor bowlers will be looking to returning indoors. We at SCWIBA will carry all the latest updated advice for our sport as we receive it, and it will be added to the website for members reference.
Updated 22nd September 2020
Hon Secretary – SCWIBA