Following yesterday’s Scottish Government announcement, Bowls Scotland can confirm the new COVID-19 restrictions that apply to our clubs and members.

Organised sports, including lawn bowls, are still exempt from these restrictions during activity so the ‘bowling bubble’ of up to a maximum of 30 people can still take place on the green. The new restrictions must be followed as of Friday 25th September and they include:

  • All hospitality venues, including bowling clubs, must now be closed for 10pm
  • No car sharing from people out with your own household
  • Table service is a mandatory requirement to reduce movement around clubhouse

We would also like to re-iterate that on Monday 14th September it became mandatory to wear a face covering when entering, leaving or moving round a hospitality venue such as a bowling clubhouse. Members and visitors can remove their face mask once they are seated and must only sit with up to 6 people from a maximum of 2 households (children under 12 from the 2 households are not counted within this limit).

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 there will be differences of opinion on these new restrictions, but public health continues to be the number one priority throughout Scotland and these measures will help to 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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