Bowling Clubs throughout the County have been provided with the following information while they are closed due to the COVID-19 restrictions which is also applicable to members.Read More
As far as possible greenkeepers to continue to maintain their green as usual to ensure it is ready for “Opening day” as when the government lifts the restriction and clubs can re-open it is key your green is in a fit state and ready for play. It is anticipated until this date greenkeepers will operate a reduced cutting schedule.
It is vital clubs and members stay in touch as for many this may be the only contact they receive so a welcome email or phone call or Facebook/Web update is important. Clubs could update members on:
1) Plans for the club during the lockdown period
2) Green update
3) Latest government advice
4) Ways to stay active
Keep your eye out for updates from ELBA via Facebook and email and Bowls Scotland’s Twitter & Facebook. Bowls Scotland have released an updated FAQ section on their website and there are some answers there that you may find helpful:
Bowls Scotland have a dedicated helpline for any club wanting advice from them and East Lothian Clubs can contact:
Daniel Baker – firstname.lastname@example.org – 07821 118774
Our own Bowls Development Coordinator is also contactable for anyone needing advice or assistance:
Billy Mellors – email@example.com – 07483 002204
Take care bowlers of East Lothian and if we all follow the government advice I’m sure we’ll be back on the greens in the near future.
It was also announced recently that the World Bowls Championships in Australia in which Alex Marshall MBE, Derek Oliver, Lauren Baillie-Whyte and Dee Hoggan were due to take part in has been cancelled due to Covid-19. However, positive news just released indicates the event will now take place in May 2021.