Covid Guidelines

Palmer Park Bowling Club – Guidelines for period 19.4.21 to 17.5.21

At this time, it is crucial for Palmer Park Bowling Club to make clear statements in line with UK and Local Government laws and regulations and within the guidance of Bowls England. It is a problem that guidelines and messages including headings on UKGov webpages, and the wording used, are open to degrees of interpretation which can cause confusion.  Hopefully what follows is clear.
Kevin Terry, Competitions Secretary on behalf of PPBC.

  1. No more than 30 people can gather at the club premises. (Premises includes the clubhouse, outbuildings, the green and grounds inside the gate from where the club controls access.) Spectators are not allowed unless on public land.
  2. You must either scan the NHS QR code of enter your contact details in the log so as to conform with the Test and Trace regulations.
  3. No more than 24 bowlers on the green.
  4. People to continue to keep their distance from anyone not in their household or support bubble.
  5. Everyone should wear a face mask when inside the clubhouse.
  6. Access to the inside of the clubhouse to be kept to an absolute minimum. The one-way system should be followed. Use of toilets is allowed.  Remember to maintain social distance and follow the requirement to wear a mask indoors.
  7. Rink and Green Settings and equipment are now stored in the outside storage unit next to the one housing pushers and scoreboards. Two metre measuring sticks are cleverly attached to the green storage shed by the container. (Also useful for social distancing.)
  8. People must not gather together indoors at any time. Food and drink can only be consumed outside.
  9. You are reminded to use hand gel before and after using facilities or equipment in shared use. Members are encouraged to bring their own hand gel.
  10. All bowlers are asked to arrive at the club dressed ready to play. Entry to the changing rooms is only allowed for access to the toilet or to use a locker.
  11. To protect yourself and others please do not come to the club if you have symptoms.


 Keep a safe distance. Wear a face covering when indoors. Practice good hygiene, the washing of hands and the use of hand sanitiser and disinfecting shared equipment after use, as appropriate.