Bowls England & DCMS latest guidelines – 10 September ’20

From: Matt Wordingham
Sent: 10 September 2020 09:48
To: Matt Wordingham
Subject: BOWLS ENGLAND STATEMENT: Covid-19 update following clarification from Government

Good Morning,

Further to yesterday’s statement, we are delighted to confirm that our clubs can continue to offer organised bowling activity in a Covid-safe manner.

Sport England has announced, following clarification from Government, that people can continue to take part in organised outdoor sports when restrictions on social gatherings are introduced from Monday 14th September.

With the end of the season fast-approaching for the majority of our clubs, we trust players will continue to enjoy our sport in a socially-distant manner, particularly if wishing to play fours at this time.

We also encourage clubs to take this final opportunity to introduce new people to our sport through our ‘Let’s Roll’ initiative, which has already seen nearly 1,000 individuals sign up for a free trial session at their local club, and the Great British Week of Sport (Saturday 19th September to Sunday 27th September).

Click here to view the latest DCMS guidance

Click here to view the latest Bowls England guidance

In light of the clarification received, our guidance issued on 31st July 2020 remains unchanged.


Bowls England is working differently to prioritise the wellbeing of our staff at this time and
arrangements have been made for all staff to work at home until further notice.
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we kindly advise you that our preferred method of communication until further notice is via
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From: Matt Wordingham
Sent: 09 September 2020 09:19
To: Matt Wordingham ( <>
Subject: BOWLS ENGLAND STATEMENT: Covid-19 – Government restrictions on gatherings

Statement – Wednesday 9th September 2020

Note to County Administrators: Please circulate widely


The Government announced last night that social gatherings of more than six people will be illegal in England from Monday (14th September).  The change will ban larger groups meeting anywhere socially indoors or outdoors but includes some exemptions including for organised sports.

We are seeking clarification from the Department for Digital, Culture, Media & Sport on what this means for our sport, and will issue an update once this is received.

The current DCMS guidance (updated 19th August 2020) and our own guidance (issued 31st July 2020) should be followed until Monday 14thSeptember.

We kindly request that all members await our further update at this time and continue to stay alert and stay safe.


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