COVID-19 Support

Return to Bowls 


The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, yesterday announced an extension to public health exercise guidelines to include outdoor sporting activity which applies to Lawn Bowls commencing on the Friday 29th May. (This date is pending the final decision being made by Scottish Government on the 28th May)

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

To view our Guidance Document, please click here


Please find additional information for clubs and players here:

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ’s)


Green Maintenance

Sports Turf Green Maintenance Update

Green Maintenance Guidance  


Rink Information 

Risk Assessment Template

Rink booking Template

Rink layout Example

Example Booking forms - Version 1Version 2, Version 3 and Version 4

Guidance notes for booking forms 


Flyer for staying safe on the Green



For any enquiries please contact 


Club Crisis Fund

Bowls Scotland has launched a Club Crisis Fund to provide Grants to clubs that find themselves in financial difficulties directly as a result of COVID-19. The main aim of the fund is to help clubs to stabilise and manage cash flows over this difficult period.

Clubs can ordinarily apply for up to a maximum of £1,000, though larger sums may be considered in exceptional circumstances. The deadline for applications is Friday 26th June 2020.

Clubs should read the Guidance Notes and all applications for the Club Crisis Fund should be made in conjunction with Bowls Scotland’s National Development Officers Stuart, Daniel and Lawra:

To access the Club Crisis Fund Guidance Notes, please click here.

To access the Club Crisis Fund Application Form, please click here.


Club Support Guide 

A key aim of Bowls Scotland is to support clubs through this difficult period. 

Please find below Bowls Scotland's COVID-19 Support Guide which will provide you with information, hints and tips and advice with regards to the issues we are facing throughout COVID-19.

To view the Bowls Scotland Club Support Guide (31st March), please click here.

To see hints and tips for your club to reduce expenditure, please click here.  

To view the second update of the Bowls Scotland Club Support Guide (22nd April), please click here

To see guidance on ground and facility maintenance during the current COVID-19 outbreak, please click here

 To view the third update of the Bowls Scotland Club Support Guide (19th May), please click here


COVID-19 Club Survey

To help us better understand the difficulties clubs are facing or likely to face during this unprecedented period and also identify opportunities to improve the support and guidance we offer, we are asking clubs to complete a short survey. 

The survey should take less than 10 minutes to complete and we would ask that only one response per club is given. Once we have received club responses we will produce and share a report summarising the survey findings and outlining the steps we plan to take in response.

All responses will be treated anonymously.

To be taken to the survey, please click here.

If you are more comfortable completing this survey over the phone, please contact one of our National Development Officers:

- Districts 1-10: Stuart Bell - 07525 134385

- Districts 11-24: Daniel Baker - 07821 118774

- Districts 25-32: Lawra Cox - 07715 025736

**The closing date for surveys to be completed is Thursday 30th April**


Business Support Grants

We have created a one page update to help clarify and inform our clubs to ensure as many of our eligible clubs can access the Scottish Governments Business Support Grants funding which is available. To view this document, please click here

In addition, we have listed all the Business Support Grant links for the 32 local authorities across Scotland. To access this information, please click here


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