POTENTIAL FUTURE RELAXATION OF COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS

by Aaron Delaporte

Friday, April 24, 2020

Following meetings with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and the CEOs of all State and Territory Bowling Associations (STAs) yesterday, and in response to the reducing number of new cases of COVID-19 in Australia, I am pleased to advise that there is consideration being given to the relaxation of current restrictions for Sport in Australia.

For Bowls specifically, the STAs and Bowls Australia (BA) have agreed to prepare guidelines in regards to a staged relaxation of restrictions for the playing of Bowls and these will be prepared strictly in adherence with any advice from the Federal Government, both from the AIS and the applicable Health agencies.

Finally, the advice from BA and STAs is that whilst Bowling Clubs remain closed and that any bowls activity is not recommended or endorsed, we are however hopeful that Bowls may be able to recommence under specific guidelines in the not too distant future.

Neil Dalrymple
CEO
Bowls Australia