The Scottish First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, has announced some further slight easing in lockdown restrictions. The only change, within this next phase, that applies to lawn bowls is an update to sports coaching guidelines.  

No further restrictions that apply to our sport have been eased yet by the Scottish Government. We will continue to liaise with our District Secretaries, sportscotland and the Scottish Government as we look ahead to the next phase and hope that even more bowlers will be able to get back on the green safely.

Our message remains clear that public health and wellbeing is the most important priority and we all have a responsibility to follow the guidelines and continue to reduce the spread of the virus.

Key change in restrictions for bowling:

  • Coaching is permitted if physical distancing can be maintained and is in line with household numbers and good hygiene.
    • A coach should not deliver coaching to more than 4 households (with a maximum of 15 people) at any one time. Coaches are able to provide multiple training sessions in one day to no more than 4 households (with a maximum of 15 people) per session.

Please click on the link here to view our updated Phase Three Guidance Document & FAQ’s –

If your club has any further enquiries, please contact your relevant National Development Officer:


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