THE MUSSELBURGH BOWLING CLUB
AT PRESENT THE 2020 SEASON IS SUSPENDED
PENDING CODIV-19 RESTRICTIONS BEING RELAXED
THE GREEN IS NOW OPEN FOR PLAY UNDER GUIDELINES FROM THE SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT AND BOWLS SCOTLAND
No alcohol to be consumed on the premises until further notice as the phases change.
Members over 70 and those with underlying health issues should not play in phase one
Singles only during phase one using three rinks so a maximum of six players on the green (a Council member may appear at times to ask if the system is working OK).
NO SPECTATORS ARE ALLOWED
There will be five 90 minute slots, plus a 30 minute turn round, per day starting at 10.00 am so a possible 105 games per week.
Members can book a maximum of three times per week up to a week in advance. Please contact John Hogg if you want to make a booking and he will advise you accordingly.
There will be a one-way system in operation, entering the locker room by the normal door and leaving by the office door. Six seats will be positioned equidistantly in the locker room for changing. There will be heavy duty anti bacterial wipes for mats and either disinfectant spray or wipes for the seats.
See attached amended Bowls Scotland Guidelines re. actions before, during and after play and take note of any signage/ notices displayed.
Members may use the toilet when absolutely necessary, washing hands thoroughly and using wipes provided on door handles and disposing of these in bin provided.
A Council member will attend between 7.30 and 8.00 pm each evening to clean the locker room and toilets and secure the premises.
EXTRACT OF BOWLS SCOTLAND GUIDANCE DOC
Players should only play individually, with members of their own household or between members of two households where social distancing can be maintained.
Green Set Up prior to play
Ensure green is fit for play
All equipment to be removed e.g. 2m Sticks, Score Boards, Chalk, pushers etc (except rink markers)
Benches, ashtrays, and bins to be removed, covered or sign-posted in such a way that members do not touch or use them.
Players must bring their own hand sanitizer and use this throughout play
There must be one rink space (an empty rink) between each rink in use. As an example, a 6- rink green should have rink 1, 3 and 5 in use or 2, 4 and 6.
Mats and Jacks
Players should use separate mats and jacks, however if this is not possible, whichever player collects the mats and jack is responsible for all contact with the equipment before, during and after the game.
As a suggestion jacks or mats can be set at short, medium or long by the same player after each end rather than rolling the jack down the rink for position.
Conduct during play
The 2m social distancing rule must always be observed on and off the green. Other bowls equipment cannot be shared between players (e.g. cloths, measures etc).
Players should always practice safe hygiene
Players should not:
- Pick up any other players bowl that doesn’t belong to you
- Share equipment out with your rink- e.g. cloths, measures, etc
- Moisten their hands with saliva before delivery
- Shake hands, high-five or have any physical contact with other people on the green (out with their household)
After play, players must leave the premises immediately after conclusion of play, making sure they have sanitised the mats, jacks and their hands.