BCGBA to discuss new lockdown rules

I am led to believe that the BCGBA are holding a virtual meeting on Saturday to discuss the implications for bowling of the latest changes to the lockdown rules.

We are not expecting to hear of any threat to our first League fixture programme as the guidance seems (to me) to be very clear. The limit of a maximum of 6 people being allowed to meet indoors or outside has 13 listed exemptions as per the extract shown below. The exemption highlighted in RED below appears to cover our needs and should provide the green light for our inaugural season to commence.

According to the government website, gatherings of more than six people will be allowed where the household or support bubble is larger than six, or where the gathering is for work or education purposes.

The other exemptions are:

  • for work, and voluntary or charitable services

  • for education, training, or registered childcare (including wraparound care)

  • fulfilling legal obligations such as attending court or jury service

  • providing emergency assistance, or providing support to a vulnerable person

  • for you or someone else to avoid illness, injury or harm

  • participate in children’s playgroups

  • wedding and civil partnership ceremonies and receptions, or for other religious life-cycle ceremonies – where up to 30 people will be able to attend

  • funerals – where up to 30 people will be able to attend

  • organised indoor and outdoor sports, physical activity and exercise classes

  • youth groups or activities

  • elite sporting competition or training

  • protests and political activities organised in compliance with COVID-19 secure guidance and subject to strict risk assessments

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