Back to Bowls, but Covid caution still applies
Following Government and Bowls England guidance the committee have a plan for our games up to 17th May when guidance may well change again.
No more than 24 players on the green using 3 or 4 rinks at any one time. Players are advised to spread out whilst on the green to accommodate the 2M distancing and although masks are not required outside it is an individual choice.
Spectators will be expected to follow the rule of 6 with at least 2 M between each group
Every member to sign in please whenever you are up the club, there will be a signing in book where you normally tick your names off for games in the outside notice board. This is for track and trace– Please bring a pen.
The club house will only be open to members for the use of the bathrooms and a mask must be worn when inside the club.
The bar will be table service until 17th May at least.
As a club we will not be providing standard teas on weekend matches at present and a conversation will take place between captains as to whether players are happy to stay for a drink after the games.
Providing all goes according to the roadmap out of lockdown this will be reviewed at each committee meeting.
Wrapped biscuits with tea and coffee will be provided for weekday matches and wrapped cake with tea etc for weekend games. We will be sitting outside in 6’s throughout April and up to 17th May. It is then hoped that we can sit in the club house in 6’s 2 M apart.
As far as playing bowls the guidance set out by the committee last year will still be relevant.
The mats, jacks and sanitizing trays will be set up outside as before and after the game the equipment needs to be dipped in the cleaning trays please by the leads and mats left to dry.
The pushers and score boards can be used for friendlies and competition games and will be stored in the club house to avoid members using the sheds.
For friendlies and competition games each lead is to have their own jack and mat – the skip is to line the jack up with their foot.
Pushers can be used and 2 allocated players from each team needs to collect one for each end. They will be expected to take charge of it for the game and they need to be the only ones using it. After the game they need to spray it and wipe it down before it is returned to the club house.
We are hoping that we can return to pre covid times after June 21st all being well but in the meantime these precautions are in place to protect us all so please work with us and abide by them to keep yourself and others as safe as possible.
WE'RE BACK BOWLING!
What a lovely bowling weekend. Green bowled well, club and surrounds look great and fab company.
Thank you if you played a part in the success of our first weekend back at Harperbury bowling.
Well done to Eileen and Tony P for winning the spoon drive and we won't mention the fact that the Captain's team won :)
I have learnt a few things from this weekend.
Nobody really carries cash anymore - I had to raid money pots for my £2.50 game fee.
Lots of people have really random hair styles whilst waiting for their appointments (me and Barry Gibb included lol)
Lots of us are SO out of shape with muscles we had forgotten we had aching after the games from delivering the woods and standing about for so long
and finally - To remember all the safety bits on the green with 2M distance and who touches this and that which is obviously a necessity to keep us all safe but makes your brain ache!
BUT.... It was SO nice to see everyone and just get back out there.
The following dates are provisional, subject to Government Covid regulations.
Registration open - contact Debs or sign the list outside the clubhouse.
Play Bowls for Fun / Coaching
Try Something New
Bowls England's Big Bowls Weekend
Harperbury Open Day
3 - 5pm
Play Bowls for Fun / Coaching
Club Night Supper and Bowls.