Coronavirus Guidance: 'Stay Safe Seniors'

Updated: Jul 1, 2020

With growing concerns about the threat to elderly people that the Coronavirus infection can bring, the Management Committee has reacted to provide some basic guidance which it hopes will prove useful to clubs and their bowlers. There is plenty of advice around but none specific to bowlers which is covered in this new guidance.

The 'Stay Safe Seniors' campaign is based on advice from Help the Aged adapted to suit a bowling situation. This is basic advice intended to help keep our senior bowling community safer and more aware of the dangers of poor practice. It is not complicated and can be easily adopted by all. Don't hide your head in the sand, understand the threat and face up to it.

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Growing concern is shared by those contributing to this topic on the Member's Forum

PDF copy of this guidance for you to print off and display in your club



One of the most important things you can do to reduce the risk of infection for yourself and the people around you is to wash your hands, frequently and thoroughly, with soap and hot water. You should wash your hands more often than you would normally.

Don’t be offended if your opponent declines to shake hands at the start and end of a match (elbow bumps and foot bumps are becoming more acceptable).

Wash or wipe the jack frequently during the course of a match. It would be helpful if the host club could provide bucket(s) of water at the side of the green to aid this.

You should also make sure you catch coughs or sneezes with a tissue, handkerchief or your sleeve – not your hands – and put used tissues in the bin. Then wash your hands.

Try to avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

(Based on advice from Help the Aged and common-sense)

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