Update from Bowls Queensland: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) April 3, 2020
In reference to advice supplied by the Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation (OLGR), the following is Bowls Queensland’s position:
Clubs have a duty of care to their members and as such should they wish to follow the advice form OLGR, it is the sole responsibility of the respective Club Committees for their actions regarding use of the playing areas of the club. BQ takes no responsibility for the actions or any consequences of such actions by clubs or club volunteers that allow the usage of the greens following advice of OLGR until further notice.
Clubs Queensland Have Advised the Following:
Consistent with our advice for golf clubs, bowls clubs should assess their own individual circumstances when making a decision whether to allow people to play lawn bowls, noting that any breaches of the restrictions could result in substantial fines for the club.
Clubs should also consider the general advice that, unless it is an essential activity, to stay at home.
Full Non-Essential Business Direction is available here: https://www.health.qld.gov.au/system-governance/legislation/cho-public-health-directions-under-expanded-public-health-act-powers/non-essential-business-closure-direction
Remember to visit the links below often as they are updated regularly.
In relation to licensed club matters, Clubs QLD are available to assist clubs: https://www.clubsqld.com.au/
Clubs QLD Covid-19 Information Hub: http://www.clubsqld.com.au/Web/member_resources/covid-19.aspx
Clubs QLD are also running regular live updates with information via their Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ClubsQueensland/
Keep up to date with developments via the following links: