Back2Bowls – Reopening of Club Bars and Restaurants

THE INFORMATION BELOW IS FROM BOWLS ENGLAND AND RELATES TO THE REOPENING OF CLUB HOUSES. AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS INFORMATION YOU WILL SEE A LINK WHICH GIVES MORE IMPORTANT INFORMATION.

We are delighted that many of our clubs have already opened their doors and are confident that the easing of restrictions over the remainder of the 2020 season will provide a great opportunity for clubs to recruit and retain members.

Already, clubs have innovated to provide social and competitive opportunities for their community at a time when they need it most.

Our latest paper (attached) follows the Government’s announcement that licensed premises, including bowls clubs, are allowed to open from Saturday 4th July in their capacity as bars and restaurants. Our paper includes a useful checklist to assist those clubs who wish to open their bar.

Key points:

  • The Government has issued detailed guidance for the reopening of Bars and Restaurants
  • Clubs should refer to the Government guidance in advance of opening and ensure compliance
  • Changing rooms should remain closed except for allowing access to toilets and handwashing facilities

This paper is our interpretation of the information available to date and, if necessary, we will update further once DCMS publishes its guidance for the sport sector.

In preparing our paper, we are aware that every club is different and it is for each club to interpret the Government’s requirements and act accordingly.

We trust you will find this useful.

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