Updated 29/09/20

THANET INDOOR BOWLS CLUB – COVID-19 Back to Bowls    

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 227083

Depending 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. No Covering, No Entry.  –  (Masks are on sale 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 38C 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 and cleaned. You will then be 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 to leave the Club via the Restaurant. Those with mobility issues may only use the Main Entrance if escorted by a member of staff.

Playing Bowls

These Instructions are subject to change at any time

Bowling sessions will be Monday-Friday and Sunday as follows:-

09.00 – 11.00, 11.30 – 14.00 hours

Evening Sessions Monday and Thursday 19.00 – 21.30 hours (additional evening sessions will be added if demand is there).

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.

For an initial period the following playing formats will be allowed, Singles, Pairs and Triples. Full Rinks will not be allowed at this stage.

Mats and Jacks will be disinfected prior to use and placed in a sanitised box. A lead person from each rink will collect the box from Reception and return the box and equipment to the Shop counter.

Players are to touch their own woods only. One Lead player and One Skip only will pick up mats and re-spot the Jack after each end.

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

‘T’ marks are placed 4 metres from the ditch. Mats must be placed on the ‘T’ and the Jack placed at the desired position by the Skip using foot only, one Jack each end.

The new 4m ‘T’ will be the maximum length

Jacks are to be replaced in the original position if dislodged.

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.

Social distancing is to be maintained at all times, especially when changing ends.

Emails have been sent to you for your information. If you did not receive it please contact

info@thanetibc.com

or

ianb@thanetibc.com