Stage 2 Easing of Restrictions Update 2.6.20

by jgrey on June 2, 2020

Following on from our update yesterday, clubs are now able to have up to 20 people rolling up on their greens. At this stage, only roll ups are allowed until we can seek further clarification.


COVID Safe Industry Plans

From Friday 5 June 2020, businesses operating under an approved Industry COVID Safe Plan will be able to offer services for up to 20 patrons in each defined area.

Industry representatives are still working with the Queensland Government to finalise the COVID Safe Industry Plans this week and we will advise you when they are publicly available.

Bowls Queensland along with QSport and QLD Sport & Rec have submitted a COVID Safe Industry Plan for the sport of bowls.


Clubs QLD along with the QLD Hotels Association and the RSL & Services Clubs Association has developed a COVID Safe Industry Plan for the inside operations of clubs.


Once these have been approved, Bowls QLD will advise clubs.


Until Friday, Bowls Queensland recommends the following:


  • Up to 4 people can bowl on a rink.
  • There must be a minimum of a 2-metre space between each rink in use.
  • A maximum of 5 rinks to be used on a green.
  • No more than 20 people are permitted to bowl at any one time.


The following Guidelines and Recommendations from Stage 1 are still in place until Friday:


Guidelines & Recommendations


  • The responsibility lies with individual clubs to ensure that they are fully aware of and compliant with the QLD State Government advice and all guidelines are adhered to. Strict safety and health protocols must be in place. Engage any staffing/volunteers required as necessary to fulfil the guidelines.
  • Up to four people can roll up together on a rink with a maximum of two people at each end using alternate sides of the rink while changing ends, the 1.5m social distancing rule is to be observed at all times.
  • Clubs will need to implement a booking system to facilitate rink bookings, to conform with guidelines. A register of attendees will be kept.
  • Bowls equipment cannot be shared between players (e.g. bowls, cloths etc), players should not touch other people’s bowls.
  • Hand sanitiser is to be made available at the entrance to the club and beside each green in use.
  • Disinfectant spray must be made available, all mats and jacks must be thoroughly cleaned by players between each session.
  • Players should practise safe hygiene at all times, including washing hands for at least 20 seconds before and after bowls.
  • Individuals must not congregate on the premises, arrive within 5 minutes of roll up starting time and leave the premises immediately after the conclusion of roll up and cleaning of equipment.
  • Where possible, outdoor-accessible toilets should be open. At the very least, hand washing facilities should be available.
  • Clubs must have a COVID SAFE plan in place for roll ups.

*Please note all of the above only relates to roll-ups and not operations within the club.


See the latest version of QLD Health’s “Questions and answers about business and activities” at the link below which includes:


How many people can participate in an outdoor sporting activity?


Up to 20 people can take part in both indoor and outdoor-based sporting activity, as long as it’s a non-contact sport and social distancing requirements are followed.  This includes social sporting based activities and community sports clubs.