BN Men’s Executive Committee statement

The committee have reviewed information from both the Government and Bowls England. 
In view of the strict guidelines on social distancing and the likelihood that these guidelines are unlikely to change in the foreseeable future, the committee consider it highly improbable that there will be any league or competition bowling in 2020.
Individual clubs may, if they so wish, take part in CASUAL bowling. The committee would like to think that only clubs who have adequate facilities and the ability to police these regulations will go ahead with this. All clubs that intend to participate in casual bowling should be able to cope with and follow the strict Government guidelines on social distancing and maintain stringent health and safety conditions including the provision of hand washing and hand sanitisation facilities.
Clubs with no facilities other than for changing  should not even contemplate bowls at the moment. 
Bearing in mind the majority of bowlers, who take part in casual bowling, are the older generation who are most likely at risk from this virus then even the thought of casual bowls should be seriously considered.  We would expect common sense to prevail in all circumstances.

on behalf of the Men’s Executive committee
President David Guthrie – Secretary David King-Taylor – Treasurer Frank Wallis – Match & Comp Secretary Lee Garrett

BE Delegate Russ Chamberlain – Team Captain Mike Owen