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Barefoot Bowls will commence from January 15th 2021 through until February 26th 2021
Bowls is an inclusive sport. Any age, gender and ability can play.
It is an easy sport to learn, but difficult to master, so is both rewarding and challenging for all.
Organise NOW! a mums on the green day, a social day, birthday or a family day.
Just contact our function co-ordinator Jackie Bramwell via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
RETURN TO PLAY UPDATE AS VICTORIA MOVES TO LAST STEP RESTRICTIONS.
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Return to bowls from Thursday 18th February, 2021.
Concludes 11.59 pm today, Wednesday 17th February, 2021.
The 5-day circuit breaker lock-down appears to have had the desired effect, and we can re-commence bowls. Most restrictions have returned to what they were 5 days ago.
All bowls, both competition and social, can re-commence from tomorrow (Thursday 18th). That means for those in Metro Melbourne, Thursday pennant is back on tomorrow. Weekend pennant is back for all of Victoria on Saturday. Regions/Divisions, please communicate with your members to update them on the coming weeks' pennant round and share the below information.
Masks are not required for bowls so long as 1.5m physical distancing is maintained. However, The Premier has specified masks are required indoors unless eating/drinking, so please ensure you carry one with you at all times.
All other rules around density quotas, hospitality guidelines, etc, revert back to what they were 5 days ago.
Clubs must maintain their COVID-safe plans. This includes the use of a QR code for contact tracing purposes. It is imperative that adequate tracing is in place. Clubs MUST have a QR code set up, but can still use a manual log for those without mobile phones. Bowls Link can be used for players, but spectators and volunteers must use the QR code (or manual if needed). This is a timely reminder to ensure your members have mobile numbers and emails in their Bowls Link profiles.
Ensure plenty of hand sanitiser is readily available both indoors and outdoors, this does not mean just one bottle outside. Clubs should aim to have sanitiser for each rink.
Hand hygiene is as important as ever, so frequent washing and sanitising is recommended, and remember to refrain from shaking hands/hi-fives, etc.
Upwey Tecoma Bowls Club
With the bowling season about to start, Upwey-Tecoma Bowls Club is looking forward to using their recently upgraded facilities.
Before the last federal election, I pledged $272,000 of federal funds to contribute to the Club’s front green, replace the existing lighting and install new lighting over the Club’s second bowling green.
Congratulations to the Committee and the Club’s members for their efforts during a difficult 2020.