COVID-19 Stage 2 Easing of Restrictions

COVID-19 Stage 2 Easing of Restrictions

Following the Victorian State Government’s announcement (Sunday May 24) of planned lifting of COVID-19 restrictions entering Stage 2, Bowls Victoria lists the measures which must be adhered to for Stage 2 from Sunday May 31 at 11:59pm through to June 22 (pending further announcements from the State Government).

As mentioned previously, the sole priority at this point in time is safe social opportunities to play Bowls. We want Bowlers to stay socially connected with others in small groups, practicing the sport that we all enjoy.


In addition to the Stage 1 Restrictions previously communicated, the following will also apply from Sunday May 31 at 11:59pm:

SEYMOUR VRI CONDITIONS of USE:

  • Seymour VRI Bowling Green will be open after Wednesday May 13 pending approval of the Greens Director
  • Maximum of 20 people permitted per green (maintaining a maximum of 4 people per rink).
  • Members must sign the ATTENDANCE REGISTER on arrival and departure
  • THE REGISTER IS LOCATED IN THE CLUBHOUSE NEXT TO SANITIZER ON THE BAR
      AND YOU MUST SIGN IN AND SIGN OUT!
  • The green is open to MEMBERS ONLY and may not be prepared (cut, rolled or marked) as usual prior to play.
  • Rinks must be positioned a minimum of 1.5 metres apart at all times with a maximum of 4 Bowlers per rink permitted at any one time.
  • Bowlers should practice social distancing (1.5 meters apart) at all times.
    GENERAL AROUND THE GREEN HYGIENE:
  • Please refrain from shaking hands, high-fives or any contact with others and keep 1.5 meters apart.
  • Please refrain from handling other people’s bowls.
  • Please keep your hands clean, we will have sanitizer readily available in the clubhouse (DO NOT REMOVE)
  • Wash your hands before and after play.
  • All mats and jacks must be thoroughly cleaned before being used.
  • Please refrain from picking up jacks and instead (where possible) kick jacks with your feet.
  • Please refrain from multiple people handling mats.
  • If you’re feeling unwell then you should not attend the club under any circumstances.
    GENERAL INFORMATION:
  • Members in a high-risk category should strongly consider whether they should or should not be playing as per their own circumstances and/or medical advice.
  • Be aware that Bowls are limited to practice at this stage and no organised competition Bowls are permitted (For instance; this is not the period of time where you should be scheduling a club pairs match).
  • No spectators are permitted inside the fence to watch anyone practice (unless they are driving a bowler to and from their practice session), clubs should remain a spectator free environment until Bowls Victoria advises otherwise
  • BOWLS VICTORIA COVID-19 ADVICE