NEW announcement regarding roll ups at QLD clubs – 15 May 2020

by jgrey

Following the Federal and QLD State Government announcing “Easing of Restrictions” in regard to COVID-19, Bowls QLD have liaised with the QLD Government and now allow roll ups ONLY at QLD affiliated clubs under strict guidelines, from Saturday 16 May 2020.

Clubs may have no more than 10 people rolling up on each green at any one time during Stage 1. The 1.5m social distancing rule is to be observed at all times.

If a club would like to open for dining purposes, please click on the attached information received in an email from the QLD Office of Liquor and Gaming Regulation which includes requirements and information. Clubs are able to have 10 people dining within their club (20 in nominated outback areas), as well as people rolling up. Also please see information from an email received from the OLGR COVID19: Your questions on STAGE 1 easing of restrictions answered!“.

Please click on linkBowls QLD Easing of COVID-19 Restrictions Return to Roll Up Planfor more information including guidelines and recommendations for clubs. Note clubs should have a COVID SAFE plan in place for roll ups.

Please note that organised sport is not included in Stage 1 of Queensland’s easing of restrictions, thus only roll ups can occur in stage 1, no competition. Clubs must be patient and accept this is a staged return.

Clubs may, at their own risk and after satisfying their own legal and insurance responsibilities, allow bowling on their outdoor greens (including open air covered greens). Clubs are under no obligation to open their greens but are welcome to if they can do so safely and with proper protocols in place.

Bowls QLD strongly urge people to abide by the rules set out by each club or risk penalty from relevant authorities.

This is the information Bowls Queensland have been provided with at this stage, as soon as any further information is received we will advise clubs.