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  • Online booking only – no drop-in, at least 24 hours in advance
  • Minimum of 20 minutes between bookings
  • Gates to remain locked and members to bring their own key
  • Avoid using shared equipment whenever possible – players are advised to have their own mat/jack during any session. For shared equipment, for example jacks/mats, practise strict hand hygiene including sanitisation after using any shared equipment. Should measuring be necessary, players (or marker if used) must use their own measure. Clubs to provide sanitising products for all shared equipment
  • Sanitise hands and all equipment before and after play
  • Play should only consist of the number of people and households which complies with the latest government guidance
  • Competitive play will be in line with government guidance
  • Social Distancing guidelines must be followed during play
  • No visitors or spectators. This restriction on spectators doesn’t apply for people with disabilities, or adults needed to supervise under-18s in a safeguarding role. Where it’s necessary for them to be present, supervising adults shouldn’t mix with others from outside their household or support bubble.
  • Formats of play allowed as per Bowls England guidance (9th April 2021). Any combination of formats may be played under the ‘organised sport’ exemption. Players must follow social gathering limits before and after the activity.
  • The maximum number of participants on a six-rink outdoor green for ‘organised’ or informal activity at any one time should not exceed 24. Clubs with less or additional rink capacity may amend figures accordingly (average four people per rink) so long as they deem it to be safe.
  • PCC operated buildings will be restricted to minimise risk. The use of toilet and welfare facilities is allowed providing:

1) Buildings are not used for any other activities, storage of equipment or catering.

2) Only one person uses the toilet facilities at any one time

3) All users have responsibility for following government guidance on Hands, face, Space this includes mandatory mask wearing when accessing the building

4) Indoor facilities can be used for through access (following Covid guidelines). Wherever possible, people should come ready to play.