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Re-opening of Bowls Clubs

By Peter Jones, Club Secretary SOMERTON & DISTRICT BOWLS CLUB

Monday, 18 May 2020

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Following the Government’s announcement of a partial lifting of restrictions last week, Bowls England have issued a guidance note to Bowls Clubs concerning recommended measures to be put in place before Clubs are re-opened. The document can be found in the Covid-19 section, accessible from the Navigation Bar.

The advice provided is very restrictive but it is left to individual Bowls Clubs to adopt safe procedures in line with these guidelines relating to their own circumstances. It is planned that a sub-group of the Management Committee will meet shortly to underwrite a protocol that will be subsequently communicated to members.

Since the majority of our Club members are over 70, all should be aware of Government advice given to this age group, as follows:

“The advice for those aged 70 and over continues to be that they should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household. If they do go out more frequently, they should be careful to maintain distance from others. They and everyone should continue to comply with any general social distancing restrictions. We know that those aged 70 and over can be absolutely fit and healthy and it’s not the case that everybody over 70 has a chronic health condition or an underlying disease. But unfortunately, we also know that as you get older, there is a higher risk of coronavirus having a more serious impact with infection. Complications and deaths are more common in the elderly, even those without pre-existing conditions. Anyone who has been advised to shield by the NHS or their GP, including those 70 and over, should continue to do this until at least the end of June”.

Contact Information

Peter Jones, Club Secretary

Find SOMERTON & DISTRICT BOWLS CLUB

Somerton & District Bowls Club, Gassons Lane, Somerton, Somerset, TA116HS

DIRECTIONS

Additional Information

There is a Car Park at the main Somerton Sports Club. Follow footpath around main building past Tennis Club on left and continue for 100yards to find concealed main entrance to Bowls Club.