Updated 02/02/2021

Re-Opening of Club 

Following the issuing of the Roadmap to Recovery by the Government the EIBA have published details of when Indoor Bowls can re-commence.

The earliest that this will happen is 17th May 2021 and this will be dependent on the Covid infection rates, hospital admissions and rates of vaccinations.

As soon as we hear further news I will let you know.



Updated Members Instructions – Use of Club Facilities

These Instructions are subject to change at any time

Members must Pre-book, up to 7 days in advance by phone. The telephone number is 01843 227083Depending on demand, members may be assigned rinks and groups on arrival at the Club.

Face coverings are to be used AT ALL TIMES within the Club except when on the Rink or sitting taking refreshments. No Covering, No Entry.  –  (Masks are on sale at the Club). Please do not dispose of them at the Club.

Members will have their temperatures taken prior to entering the Club using a non-contact electronic thermometer. Those with temps at or above 37.8C will not be allowed entry.

Members are to follow the one-way system and signage at all times to ensure social distancing is maintained where ever possible

Do not move any chairs or tables.

Please arrive wearing the appropriate bowls attire (casual wear permissible) and minimise the number of bags etc. carried into the Club.

Changing Rooms will be CLOSED. On entering the Club for the first time members are to collect their bowls equipment from their lockers on a ‘one in, one out ’ basis.

Members are to use the Lounge Area to change their shoes etc. and are to take their belongings to the rink.

After leaving the rink members are to change into their outdoor shoes in the Restaurant and take their bowls equipment home with them.

The Ladies, Gents and Disabled Toilet will be available to Members on an ‘one in, one out basis.

Members waiting to commence bowling are to socially distance in the lounge area until ALL rinks are clear, players have left and you have been instructed to go to your rink.

Hand gel is available around the Club, use on entry to Club and repeat application frequently.

Enhanced cleaning regimes are in force, please help staff by restricting movement around the Club.

Entrance  – Members are to use the Main Entrance only.

Exits –  Members are requested to leave the Club via the Restaurant. The main entrance may only be used to exit by those with mobility issues and during quiet periods or at the end of the day.

Playing Bowls

These Instructions are subject to change at any time

Bowling sessions will be as shown on the notice boards, Website and at reception.

Players must use the appropriate entry steps and exit ramp to access the rink area. If walking around the rink please move in a clockwise direction.

Players on Rinks 1, 3, 5 and 7 will commence bowling from the lounge end.

Players on Rinks 2,4,6 and 8 will commence from the Score Board end.

The following playing formats will be allowed, Singles, Pairs and Triples. Full Rinks will not be allowed.

Only Skips and those bowling are to be on the rink. All other players are to sit rink side.

Mats and Jacks will be disinfected prior to use and placed in a sanitised box. These will be placed rink side ready for use.

Boxes are to be returned to the Shop counter at the end of each session for cleaning.

Players are to touch their own woods only. One Lead player and One Skip only will pick up mats.

Jacks may be rolled up as normal.

The same players are to update scoreboards – sanitising their hands after each use.

Measuring to be done using own measure – do not touch woods.

Those players wishing to have refreshments are to use the Order form placed in the box of bowls equipment and take the completed order to Reception. Drinks will then be brought to the rink or to tables above rink.

Social distancing and the ‘Rule of 6’ is to be maintained at all times, especially when changing ends.


IRT/29th Sept.