being Bowls Wellington events will go ahead as scheduled. This is in line with the current
recommendations from the Ministry of Health and Bowls NZ.
Clubs are encouraged to be vigilant in their operations with regards to the hosting of bowling and
social activities at the club.
The following measures are recommended to minimise risk:
Don’t pick up other people’s bowls or equipment.
Maintain a distance of 1.5m from other people where possible, including in the clubrooms.
Wash hands regularly and thoroughly.
If you need to cough or sneeze, do it into your elbow.
Refrain from shaking hands or other body contact, including high fives.
Don’t lick your fingers before playing a bowl.
Other general considerations to ensure you keep yourselves and other safe include:
Using disposable gloves and follow good hygiene practices when dealing with money and/or food.
Using EFTPOS instead of cash whenever possible.
If you feel unwell or someone you are in close contact with feels unwell, please stay away.
If you have returned from overseas in the past 14 days, stay away.
If you have had contact with someone returned from overseas in the past 14 days, stay away.
If you are in self isolation, stay away.
If you have entered a Bowls Wellington event, and you feel unwell or anxious about participating,
you are eligible for a full refund. Where possible contact Bowls Wellington prior to the draw being released.
This situation is continually evolving and Bowls Wellington will continue to monitor the
situation and follow the advice and recommendations of the Ministry of Health and Bowls NZ.