Bowls Scotland can confirm following yesterday’s announcement from the Scottish First Minister that the new Phase Three legislation changes are not applicable to bowling activity.

There are certain areas that are exempt to the new restrictions, including organised sporting activity, and we have received confirmation from sportscotland that lawn bowls is included within this.

However, the new restrictions must be followed as of Friday 11th September when staff, club members and visitors are off the green out with the ‘bowling bubble’. These changes include:

  • Up to a maximum of 6 people from 2 households can now meet. This applies both indoors and outdoors (under 12’s from the 2 households are not counted within this limit)
  • Face coverings are now mandatory for indoor hospitality. This means you must wear a mask when entering, leaving or moving round the clubhouse
  • Bowls Scotland are encouraging all our clubs and members to download the Scottish Governments new Test & Protect App. This will help keep your friends, family and fellow bowlers safe. For more information or to download the App, click here -

To view our full Phase Three Guidance Document and FAQ’s, please click here -

All Bowls Scotland member clubs must ensure they follow this new legislation set out by the Scottish Government. We appreciate these changes may be challenging but public health continues to be the number one priority and these measures will help ensure the safety of your members and the wider community.

If you have any further enquiries, please contact your relevant National Development Officer:

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