Dundee Indoor Bowling Club

Hi All

Just a little note to advise everyone that the Indoor Bowling Club is hoping to open for business end of August, subject to the necessary restrictions required due to Covid 19 and following the guidelines published by the SIBA.   All the necessary information will be available on their website soon so please keep up to date by accessing their site  regularly .

http://www.dundeeindoorbowling.co.uk/

Members update

Hi all.  Hopefully you are all taking care of yourselves and following the government guidlelines on Covid 19. Everyone should have received a phone call detailing how the club is responding to the easing of lockdown restrictions and although not yet back to normality we are gradually getting there.   Well done to the committee for following the Bowls Scotland guidelines and giving the members the opportunity  to make use of the green and club amenities including restricted bar facilities. This has included arranging for our bowlers to enjoy friendly internal matches and also the organising of gents and ladies Club  Championships and other club competitions.

Just a reminder that the gents Championship and Nominated pairs draws have been made and all participants should check the notice board regarding dates /opponents etc.  Ladies draw to follow.

Take care and stay safe.

Important Announcement

For Attention of all Members

Update on  use of green/club house    (10/07/2020)

The management committee are pleased to advise members of the bowls-specific Phase Three Guidance approved by the Scottish Government.
The key changes in restrictions are listed below and all members will be contacted by the committee as soon as possible to discuss the changes.

The main changes for Phase Three are:

  • Bowling Activity for Phase Three from Friday 10th July
    • Practice individually
    • Games/competitions with members of your own household
    • Practice / Games / Competitions between 5 households per day where physical distancing can be maintained and up to 8 people on a rink.  (For example, a players’ household and 4 other households)
    • All rinks can now be used for Singles & Pairs in line with bowling activity guidance, physical distancing, and good hygiene
  • Internal Club Competitions can resume in line with bowling activity guidance, physical distancing, and good hygiene measures from Friday 10th July
  • Indoor bar/food service can resume on a ‘limited basis’ and subject to several conditions outlined by the Scottish Government such as physical distancing and a booking system to comply with test and protect from Wednesday 15th Jul

Take care, stay safe and follow the guidelines

https://www.bowlsscotland.com/clubs/club-support-covid-19

 

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Update on  use of green/club house    (07/07/2020)

The Management Committee would like to remind all members that the green is open and 3 rinks are available daily. The booking process continues to be managed by President Steve Gillespie. Please contact Steve to book a rink.
Please adhere to all restrictions. The clubhouse is now open for access to the Toilets and/or First Aid. Unfortunately there is no access to the locker room at this stage. Members are allowed to spectate. Outdoor refreshments will be available but this will be dependant on the weather and the use of the green.
Please ensure 2m distancing at all times and follow all relevant hygiene practices.
We are all looking forward to the further reduction of restrictions which will hopefully be implemented in the near future.
Take care and stay safe.
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Update on  use of green/club house    (03/07/2020)

The Management Committee are pleased to advise all members that following yesterday’s guidance from Bowls Scotland, limited clubhouse facilities (toilets and first aid) will be open and available for use with effect from Saturday 4th July.  

Please maintain physical distancing and good hygiene at all times as per Scottish Government and Bowls Scotland guidance.

Take care and stay safe.

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Update on  use of green    (02/07/2020)

COVID-19: Bowls Scotland Statement for Phase Two Guidance

Please find attached Bowls Scotland statement, Guidance Document and FAQ’s – all of these documents have been released on our social media pages and website as of 3pm today following today’s announcement of more easing of lockdown.

The main changes are outlined below:

  • No restrictions on travel for sporting activity and leisure (except Scottish Government’s exemption areas) from Friday 3rd July
  • Limited clubhouse facilities (toilets and first aid) can open if physical distancing and good hygiene can be maintained from Friday 3rd July
  • Bar service can resume only to offer an outdoor hospitality service if physical distancing and good hygiene can be maintained from Monday 6th July (clubs must check their license)
  • Bowls Scotland have updated their Guidance Document and FAQ’s.
  • https://www.bowlsscotland.com/clubs/club-support-covid-19

The Management Committee are discussing these new guidelines and assessing when to implement them. They shall advise all members in due course.

Take care and stay safe

Below are links to relevant guidelines:-

2020-07-02 Bowls Scotland Statement[77405]

2020-07-02 COVID-19 Guidance Phase 2 Version 3.0[77406]

2020-07-02 COVID-19 FAQs Phase 2 Version 3.0[77407]

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Update on  use of green    (24/06/2020)

COVID-19: Bowls Scotland Statement for Phase Two Guidance

Today’s First Ministers announcement set out future key dates on certain restrictions being eased that apply to our clubs and sport. We will continue to update our guidelines as these new measures come into place and we move through phase two and into phase three.

All of this information and documents will be uploaded onto our website and social media pages shortly.

Bowls Scotland have updated their Guidance Document and FAQ’s. (https://www.bowlsscotland.com/clubs/club-support-covid-19 )

The main change is that sportscotland and the Scottish Government are now allowing us to have spectators at bowling clubs if physical distancing and good hygiene measures are in place.

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Update on  use of green    (19/06/2020)

COVID-19: Bowls Scotland Statement for Phase Two Guidance

Applicable to all Lochee Bowling Club members from 19th June 2020

The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, yesterday announced that Scotland will move into Phase Two in the easing of lockdown restrictions set out in the Scottish Government’s route map. Some of these restriction changes apply to Lawn Bowls commencing today (Friday 19th June).

As with our Phase One Guidance, Bowls Scotland have been liaising with our District Secretaries, sportscotland and the Scottish Government to create a Phase Two Guidance Document that allows even more bowlers to get back on the green safely. We are pleased to inform you that our bowls-specific Phase Two Guidance Document has been approved by the Scottish Government.

Our message remains clear that public health and wellbeing is the most pressing priority and we all have a responsibility to do what we can to continue to suppress the spread of the virus.

Key changes in restrictions for bowling include:

• Players in the shielding category can now participate in bowling but should do so with caution

• Informal competitions within the club may resume in line with bowling activity guidance set out below

• Coaching is permitted if physical distancing can be maintained and it is in line with bowling activity guidance

• ‘Stay local’ messaging remains in place, but you can now travel to the bowling club by car if your club is within 5 miles of your home

• Bowling activity Phase 2:

o Practice individually

o Games / informal competitions with members of your own household

o Games / informal competitions with two other households where physical distancing can be maintained and up to a maximum of 8 people on a rink (Only play with two other households per day)

Please refer to the Bowls Scotland Website  (https://www.bowlsscotland.com/clubs/club-support-covid-19 )  for full details and an updated version of Frequently Asked Questions.

President Steve Gillespie will continue to manage the rink booking process. 

Please adhere to the guidance and stay safe.

B Smith (Secretary)

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Update on  use of green    (11/06/2020)

The Management Committee are pleased to advise all members that the green has been used regularly since it was re-opened on Monday 1st June 2020. All bowlers have enjoyed their green time despite the restrictions that are in place during Phase 1.

The clubhouse remains closed and current restrictions will be adhered to and remain in place until further guidance is provided by the Scottish Government and Bowls Scotland.

If any member wishes to book a rink, please contact President Steve Gillespie on 07803 745497.

Steve is managing the booking process and can clarify any points regarding the current restrictions. However, detailed information is available on the Bowls Scotland website including a recent question and answer session with Bowls Scotland CEO Alan McMillan.

Future changes to current restrictions will be added to this website for the information of all members.

Take care and stay safe.

Regards

Management Committee

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Update on Coronavirus impact

Due to the changing circumstances surrounding Covid 19, the committee has decided this morning to close LBC with immediate effect.. further updates will made as the situation progresses…

Please check the web site for further details.
Those who have not yet paid fees can do so by either, putting cheque in envelope and posting through club door. Or contacting a member of the executive committee and they will give you instructions to pay online

Please stay safe and keep in touch.

Kind Regards

Committee

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Coronavirus COVID-19

Following the UK Government guidance to step up measures to fight the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, reinforced by guidance from both the Scottish Government and Bowls Scotland, the Management Committee can now advise members that all scheduled Social Events at Lochee Bowling Club are cancelled until further notice.

Unfortunately, this includes Opening Day, which was due to take place on Saturday 11 April 2020 and the subsequent outdoor bowling season. We trust the membership will understand and fully support this decision.
At an emergency meeting of Bowls Scotland Board on Wednesday 18th March 2020 it was decided to cancel all National competitions for 2020. They are currently considering options for competitive bowls later in the season when/if there is a change in current circumstances.
Bowls Scotland fully understand that many clubs may suffer financial or operational difficulties due to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and are also encouraging all Scottish bowlers to, where possible, continue to pay their membership fees for the upcoming season.
We recognise this is a worrying time for our membership and you will be concerned regarding family and friends. Our thoughts are with everyone and we would like to stress that we are here to provide support to every member at this very difficult time.

The Management Committee continues to prepare for season 2020 and in line with this, members who have not already done so are urged to pay their annual subscriptions. This will undoubtedly support the club during this challenging period where running costs will continue.

If you are unable to attend or if you have any concerns in relation to visiting the club to pay subscriptions, please contact any member of the Management Committee in the first instance and alternative arrangements will be made.

The situation regarding annual fees will be reviewed by the Management Committee as soon as we can fully assess the impact caused by the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.

Please adhere to Government advice as we progress through this unprecedented situation. Your support and cooperation mean everything to us, and we look forward to hopefully welcoming you all back to the club for the remainder of the bowling season when it is safe to do so.

Management Committee
19 March 2020