On 17 July 2020, the
UK Government published their Next Chapter In Our Plan
To Rebuild document.
This included, with effect from 1 August 2020 the advice, amongst
other things, that remaining leisure and entertainment facilities
could re-open. At the same time, there of course restrictions
that remain in place.
The ECBA have received a number of recent enquiries around the
returning to playing of carpet bowls and whether we have any
guidance to offer.
We have been monitoring the position throughout the ongoing pandemic.
The ECBA recommends that counties and their clubs should adopt
a cautious approach when making any decisions for resuming the
playing of carpet bowls. Moving too early or trying to do
too much too soon may give a false impression that normal
services have resumed, but they have not.
To assist counties and their clubs with their decision to resume
playing carpet bowls, the ECBA have prepared a set of guidelines,
which is available here: Coronavirus Guidelines Document
The ECBA are not experts on pandemics, so while any decision
to resume playing carpet bowls is at the discretion of the counties
and their clubs, it is imperative that UK Government advice and
public health measures be followed to reduce the risks for community
If during this unprecedented time, a member county or a club
has anything they consider the ECBA can provide guidance on,
please email email@example.com
We wish all our member counties and their clubs the best with
their efforts to resume playing carpet bowls. Please proceed
slowly and cautiously and at the same time, remember to stay
connected with those clubs and individual bowlers who choose
not to return to playing immediately.
English Carpet Bowls Association