COVID-19 Information

Bowls England COVID-19 Club Guide (last updated September 2020)

As per Bowls England – We recommend that all clubs consider the latest COVID-19 document together with the Government guidance. All items may be adapted as necessary to meet your club’s specific circumstances, so long as your actions remain consistent with Government advice and social distancing requirements.


PLEASE NOTE – “All those clubs who have or intend to open up their clubs PLEASE check with your 3rd Party Liability Insurance providers to ensure that they have appropriate and adequate insurance provision in place to cover them, it may well be that you are covered but it is best to check and safeguard yourselves. Those who have provision through Sutton Winson under the Bowls England scheme will have contact details that came with their certificate.”

A guidance to inform clubs of financial support that may be available to them during this period of uncertainty. This includes details of schemes available via Government at local and national level, plus information on the £20 million Community Emergency Fund announced today by Sport England.

The following revised guidance 2nd December 2020 applies to those clubs with bars/restaurants:

Tier One: MEDIUM RISK
Club bars and restaurants are permitted to be open under the rule of 6, but with table service only, between the hours of 5am to 11pm. Last orders have to be at 10pm with all guests leaving the venue by 11pm.

Tier Two: HIGH RISK
Club bars and restaurants can remain open between the hours of 5am to 11pm but are only allowed to have people from the same household / support bubble on a table. Alcohol is only permitted to be sold with a substantial meal. Last orders have to be at 10pm with guest leaving the venue by 11pm.

Tier Three: VERY HIGH RISK
Club bars and restaurants will not be allowed to open but are permitted to continue sales by takeaway, click-and-collect or delivery services.

To see which level of risk applies to you/your club please use the Government’s post code tracker.

We remind all clubs that items may be adapted as necessary to meet your club’s specific circumstances, so long as your actions remain consistent with the latest Government guidance and that the Government guidance on social distancing is adhered to at all times.