Guidance issued for bowlers as the sport gets ready to return after lockdown

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Bowls Scotland has been liaising with district secretaries, sportscotland and the Scottish Government to create a guidance document for clubs and bowlers to get safely back on the green.

The document, which has been approved by the Scottish Government, includes: guidance for bowling clubs,  guidance for players, guidance for bowling activity – including before, during and after play – frequently asked questions and additional information for clubs, i.e. green maintenance, risk assessment template, rink booking template and rink layout.

Bowls Scotland CEO, Alan McMillan, said: “I fully understand that a break from the game we all love, and miss, will have had a significant impact on both the physical and mental health of thousands of bowlers in Scotland and I’m sure many of you cannot wait to take to the bowling green again.

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“While this is good news, we would like to make it clear that this is not a return to our sport as we knew it before and the biggest priority for everyone continues to be the public’s health.

“Therefore, it is crucial that all bowlers and everyone connected with our sport continues to adhere to the latest Scottish Government guidance and the information issued in our guidance document.”

Visit www.bowlsscotland.com to see the guidance document in full – https://www.bowlsscotland.com/clubs/club-support-covid-19.

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