Lawn bowls on the Isle of Man can now restart, but there is a strict set of guidelines that must be adhered to. The committee are in regular contact with the Government and IOM Sport, and have already prepared risk assessments for consideration for the next phases of the return of the sport. We are currently at phase one of the return, being one of the first sports to be allowed to resume. This means that we are resticted to the following:

  • 1. Club members only. No new members or paying members of the public are permitted at this stage
  • 2. Use of the green is strictly by appointment only. No-one is permitted to use the green adhoc or on spec. Bookings can be made up to three days in advance by contacting the club secretary
  • 3. The clubhouse and equipment shed are closed. No access is permitted during this phase
  • 4. In the event you require first aid, you may enter the clubhouse to access the first aid kit in this circumstance only
  • 5. If you feel unwell or are displaying symptoms of COVID-19, DO NOT play
  • 6. Use your own bowls and the equipment issued to you by the club. We are fortunate that we have enough equipment to loan out to members. Those wishing to play will be allocated a mat and a jack. One piece of equipment will be loaned to each household. Rink markers will be left out perminently
  • 7. Only one person allowed on the green at any one time (unless you are from the same household)
  • 8. Maintain discipline and ahdere to the Government’s social distancing guidelines. Allow members that are playing before you to leave the green prior to you going on to play
  • 9. Only use the rink which is allocated to you when booking your slot. This will assist in further minimising the contact you have with other members

This is a great piece of news for us all, as restricted as we are in this phase, I am sure everyone will be pleased to get back on the green. The committee have been advised by Onchan District Commissioners that the green will be available to use from Friday 22nd May 2020 as there is some maintenance required on the green prior to it being able to be used.

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