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Member/Customer Notice

Dear all,

We again find ourselves in difficult circumstances due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Following the change in government guidelines in November  we had to close the club in its entirety, bowling, bar and catering. During the time the club was open we are unaware of anyone contracting coronavirus from being at the club.

We have received support through government grants and the furlough scheme has been a tremendous help in allowing us to keep all of our staff employed. However, there are still bills to pay and other ongoing expenses and I am extremely grateful to those of you who paid your subs for this year it has been of tremendous help in keeping the club afloat until we can open up again, a huge thank you to you all. Should anyone wish to pay please contact the club on a Tuesday morning.

As many of you know, Rob, who ran the bar, has now retired and we thank him for all of his years of service to the club and we hope he enjoys his retirement.

Thanks also to John Paul who has moved on and is no longer the caterer at the club. We would like to wish him well in his new venture.

We have however appointed new caterers Jane and Dawn who will be ably assisted by Sharon who looks after the front of house. We believe they will be a great asset to the club and will bring a new perspective to the catering.

Like everyone, we are looking forward to the time we can all meet again at the club, however, with the current government roadmap and EIBA recommendations we will not be opening the club before the 17th of May. We will keep you updated via our website and Facebook page, until then stay safe.

Ian Hawkins


Message updated: 5/3/21, 14:35

Coronavirus basic safety guidelines for Barwell Indoor Bowling Club

Everyone entering the building MUST report to reception. All visitors will be asked to provide a name and contact number for contact tracing purpose (should the need arise)

Everyone is asked to:

  • wear a face mask on entering and leaving the club (these can be removed when seated in the bar, restaurant or on the green however need to be worn whenever moving around within the club)
  • sanitise their hands on entry to the club 
  • advised to follow the one way system 
  • follow social distancing guidelines 
  • not to move furniture 

We now have table service in operation for both the bar and restaurant

The restaurant is limited to a maximum of 48 people The bar is limited to a maximum of 30 people Once the limits are reached no further entry will be permitted 

If possible contactless payments should be used 

Guidelines for Bowling at Barwell Indoor Bowling Club from Monday 5th October 2020

1. All bowlers must
• Sanitiser their hands on entry to the club and conform to the one way system
• Follow both the clubs current coronavirus guidelines, and government guidelines
• Wear a mask on entry to the club until on the green.
• Follow as much as possible social distancing whilst bowling
• Not to arrive at the club more than 15 minutes before your allotted rink time.

2. Bowling will take place as per current schedule.
• Bowling will be a maximum of six per rink
• Only pre-bookings will be allowed
• Bowling dress must be worn (white and grey). Due to there being no changing facilities you must arrive ready dressed for bowling
• Lunch and early evening sessions 11/2 hours are £2 per person all others £3.10

3. Before the game
• You will be allowed to use the lockers around the rinks whilst practising social distancing.
• You will be allowed into the changing rooms to collect and return woods and shoes on a one in one out basis. Shoes will be changed on the end of the rink.
• Coats, handbags, shoes etc. must be kept with you at all times
• The ramp must be used for getting onto the rink and the steps must be used for getting off the rink at all times.

4. Playing the game
Mats. Each mat will have tape on one side, this is the side the nominated skip should use the other is for the nominated lead. The nominated lead will place the mat on all occasions and if the opposition won the end place it where the other lead requests. The nominated skip will always remove the mat
Jacks. Each lead will collect a jack and use this when it is there turn. They should then return this to the designated box. Skips should set the jack by foot.
Scoreboards. One person should be designated to touch the scoreboard.
Firing. We actively discourage firing; however, it may be required. Leads must not fire. If the jack goes into the ditch the lead that sent he jack should retrieve it from the ditch. Non touching woods should be moved by foot beyond the rink markers.
Measuring. This can take place as long as the person measuring does not touch the jack or any of the woods.
Bell. Once the bell sounds you can finish the end being played and then you must vacate the green ensuring you follow the times above
• You should not touch anyone else’s woods

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