We are pleased to issue the latest update (SEE BELOW) to our guidance following receipt of additional information for the sport sector (updated 15th September 2020).


We would particularly highlight the following revisions (full detail may be found within the relevant sections of the attached documents):


·         Use of rinks and format of play

·         Gatherings

·         Social activities/Spectators

·         Short Mat Bowls

·         Committee Meetings/AGMs


We recommend that all clubs consider this document together with the Government guidance. All items may be adapted as necessary to meet your club’s specific circumstances, so long as your actions remain consistent with Government advice and social distancing requirements.


With the end of the current summer season fast approaching, it’s time to look ahead positively to 2021. The past few weeks have proved that there is little doubt in the appetite for people to enjoy our sport in a social and informal manner, which is complimentary to work and family life. Through national support and communications, and by empowering existing club volunteers and players, we can encourage new people to come along to our clubs, take part and be active. 


Our research shows that over 20 per cent of bowlers begin playing off the back of club open days. With this insight, and following the success of our Let’s Roll marketing initiative, plans are already underway for a national recruitment initiative ear-marked for the Spring Bank Holiday of the 2021 season.


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BOWLS ENGLAND - Alistair Hollis Operational Services Manager


BE Guidance on Meetings
18th September 2020
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18th September 2020 - Replaces earlier versions
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