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Dear members

Bowls England have issued “Return to Play” guidance rules, based on the ongoing liaison with the Government bodies.

Step 1 commencing 29th March

Outdoor bowls can resume with restrictions to groups of 6 unless an organised match. No access to clubhouse/buildings other than for use of toilets

Step 2- commencing 12th April

Bowlers will be able to use changing rooms, travel to local clubs and outside catering/hospitality is permitted.

Step 3 commencing 17th May

Bowlers can congregate in larger numbers in an organised game and inside catering/hospitality is permitted with restrictions.

Step 4 commencing 21st June

All restrictions lifted

Therefore the Committee can confirm the green will open on Saturday 24th April, with a program of internal competitions and leagues. The changing rooms and toilets will be open for use by members but the kitchen and hall/bar will be out of bounds. There must not be any congregating of players in these rooms or access points.

Bowlers can arrange ad hoc roll-ups with no more than 6 players and keeping at least 1 green from any other players. Games organised by the club can have more players on the green. i.e. teams of 4

As County/National matches will not commence until June 21st the club captains are planning to hold the usual club competitions between 4th May and 20th June with finals at the end of the season. Dave Webb is organising 2 weekend leagues (mixed) for Saturday and Sunday afternoons. If there is sufficient interest we organise regular games for mid-week.

To reflect the restricted number of matches in the first half of the season the Committee is introducing 2 stages of payment for subs., £40 due by the 24th April and a further £40 due by 21st June. This will enable the club to pay the required affiliation fees to County/Country.

To take part in the club competitions members must have paid the first instalment of subs. and the Treasurer or deputy will be available on 24th April to collect payments.

Payment for the club competitions is separate and collected by the captains or their deputies.