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