Bowls NZ Update – 13th September
Auckland will be in a Level Four lockdown until at least 11.59pm on the 21st of September.
New Zealand, outside of Auckland, will remain in Level Two until at least 11.59pm on the 21st of September.
Under Delta level 3 here are the recommendations.
People instructed to stay home in their bubble other than for essential personal movement – including to go to work, school if they have to or for local recreation.
Bowls New Zealand office shut – ALL staff working from home.
Practice bowls (single person or within bubble) ONLY.
Physical distancing of two metres outside home (including on public transport), or one metre in controlled environments like schools and workplaces.
All Bowls New Zealand events and competitions postponed or cancelled
No use of bowling club mats or jacks
Bubbles must stay within their immediate household bubble but can expand this to reconnect with close family / whanau, or bring in caregivers, or support isolated people. This extended bubble should remain exclusive.
All clubrooms / toilets will be closed
Schools (years 1 to 10) and Early Childhood Education centres can safely open but will have limited capacity. Children should learn at home if possible.
Any person using the club green MUST email the club advising of their time / date of use, IN ADVANCE.
People must work from home unless that Is not possible.
Bowls New Zealand will conduct all business via email / video conferencing / telephone.
Bowlers should take sanitising wipes with them to wipe down gate entry, seats, etc.
No water fountains to be used.
Do not arrange to meet fellow club members at the green.
Keep physical distancing of two metres.
Businesses can open premises but cannot physically interact with customers.
Low risk local recreation activities are allowed.
Check first that your club greens are open – they may require maintenance and/or the club has made them off–limits. Public venues are closed (e.g. libraries, museums, cinemas, food courts, gyms, pools, playgrounds,markets). Gatherings of up to 10 people are allowed but only for wedding services, funerals and tangihanga.
Physical distancing and public health measures must be maintained. Healthcare services use virtual, non– contact consultations where possible
Inter–regional travel is highly limited (e.g. for essential workers, with limited exemptions for others).
All club staff and/or volunteers should work from home with the exception of Greenkeepers.
Greenkeepers may maintain their greens but must ensure they are operating in a safe manner and within Government and Ministry of Health guidelines.
People at high risk of severe Illness (older people and those with existing medical conditions) are encouraged to stay at home where possible, and take additional precautions when leaving home. They may choose to work.
Delta Level Two has some key differences to previous Level Two restrictions.
~Masks MUST be worn inside Bowling clubs, and indoor ‘greens’ such as Pukekohe, Waverly etc.
~Clubrooms have a limit of 50 people indoors.
~It is recommended that bowling ‘greens’ should also be limited to 50 persons (this is less than the 100 the government recommends, and is instead a reflect of the size of a bowling green).
~All clubs must have a QR codes and all members MUST either scan in or be recorded in a visitors book.