The chairman has today made the difficult decision to postpone our leagues until at least January 1st. This is inline with both the government guidelines and advice received from the E.I.B.A.
Following the Government’s announcement on Tuesday 22nd September 2020 advising that there will be new restrictions implemented for at least the next six months, the English Indoor Bowling Association, following a Board of Directors meeting today (Wednesday 23rd September 2020), wishes to advise it’s Clubs, County Associations and individual bowlers of the following.
All affiliated Indoor Bowls Clubs who have implemented COVID-19 secure protocols, based on the EIBA’s ‘Returning to Indoor Bowls’ guidance can continue to provide organised bowls sessions for members and visitors. However, from Thursday 24th September 2020 only up to 6 players per rink will be permitted. Multiple rinks in the club may be used, subject to appropriate social distancing measures, but players are not permitted to interact with the people on the next rink.
For clubs with bar and restaurant facilities, from Thursday 24th September these are only permitted to be open between the hours of 5am to 10pm with table service only. In addition. parties of up to six people are permitted per table and people are not permitted to interact with other people in the room.
The EIBA will be updating its ‘Returning to Indoor Bowls’ guidance and will re-issue over the next 24 hours.
With the implementation of stricter restrictions on people’s activities for the foreseeable future, the EIBA Board, whilst wanting to provide a National Competition programme, regrettably have made the following decisions:
- The complete 2020-2021 National Competition programme is cancelled with immediate effect. All entries will automatically be placed into the 2021-2022 season. If any competitor does not wish for this to happen, please email firstname.lastname@example.org so that this can be actioned.
- The 2019-2020 National Finals scheduled due to take place in November 2020 will be postponed. With the cancellation of the 2020-2021 programme the EIBA wish to stage these finals in April 2021, when hopefully the COVID-19 situation has improved in order for all outstanding finals to be concluded.
We are currently working on a reduced timetable, see the ‘About Us’ tab for more information.
When entering the centre, please ensure you wear a face covering and use the hand sanitizer provided.
We are not currently loaning out any equipment, so please ensure you bring with you everything you need to play.
Mats & jacks are being cleansed between each playing session, please return these to the designated area after play.
Unfortunately we do not have the facility to accept card payments, it would be helpful therefore if you could bring the correct money required – see the ‘About Us’ tab for updated fees.
The bar is open, you do not require to book a table to visit us for a coffee. All none alcoholic drinks are currently only £1, so please do pop in if your passing.
We are hoping to restart leagues as soon as possible, there may be limitations due the government guidelines, please bare with us as we work out the legalities involved with this process. If you would like to put forward a team or are looking to join a team, you can either sign up on the whiteboard or ring the office during opening hours.
Entertainment is hopefully restarting in October, details will be posted soon.
We’d like to thank each and everyone of you for your continued support and patience during these uncertain times, it is very much appreciated!
If any of our members are affected by the corona virus, and find themselves needing to self isolate, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our Office Staff, and we will ensure that you are not left lonely or without essential groceries/medications. You can reach us by telephone – 01207236941 or email – email@example.com
Our Board of Directors
Chair – Brian Harris
Vice Chair – Jack Pye