This is your club, and it needs your help.
There are many jobs that need doing in order to keep the club, its buildings and grounds in good shape.
These jobs range from doing a bit of dusting and hoovering to helping with the green.
There is something you can all do.
Please help out, it does not have to be on a regular basis, every now and then would make a huge difference.
If you can spare a hour or two, please be at the club on a Wednesday or Friday morning at 10.00am.
Tea provided and maybe even a chocky bikky if you are really lucky.
HKBC COVID-19 RULES OF PLAY
With the announcement of the Governments "Road Map" in February it is hoped that the forthcoming season will allow the club to be nearly back to normal.
Until restrictions are lifted, rinks will need to be booked so that numbers at the club can be limited and monitored.
There is an off-site booking system for rink allocation.
If you wish to play, please contact Tony Jaglo, either by WhatsApp or text message 07830 816 958
You will be able to book a 2-hour slot, 10am-12pm, 12pm-2pm, 2pm-4pm, 4pm-6pm or 6pm-8pm
Only when your required slot has been approved by Tony will you be able to play.
Although the club will endeavour to provide antibacterial handwash and spray etc. please bring your own if you have it.
Please arrive 10 minutes before your allotted time and come changed ready to bowl.
Park a safe distance from other vehicles.
Please wash your hands immediately upon entering the grounds with anti-back hand wash at the wash station provided.
CLUBHOUSE & FACILITIES
At present, the Clubhouse is closed, however, from 12th April, the changing rooms can be opened.
Please note that when entering the clubhouse you MUST wear a face-covering.
If the toilet facilities are used, please ensure you thoroughly clean everything you touch after use.
Take any food or drink you might need with you.
Wash or sanitise your hands and sanitise any equipment (including bowls, jacks and mats) that you touch before and after you play – do not assume that the person before you has sanitised the equipment thoroughly.
TIP: Try disinfecting the edges (back and front) of the mat, ie where you put your hands. If you spray all over, the centre of the mat can get slippery and we do not want you falling over whilst trying to keep you safe!
Sanitise padlocks, keys and door handles before and after use.
Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to. You must remain at least two metres apart from other bowlers who are not part of your household, at all times.
To minimise the risk of infection, only essential items (as below) should be utilised during any session:
Mat (to be positioned by the same person at each end unless from the same family)
When playing matches against other clubs, it is HKBC's leads responsibility to position the mat at every end.
Bowls – Do not touch your opponents’ bowls with your hands and try to avoid measuring for shot/s. If a bowl is "accidentally" touched, sanitize bowl and hands a.s.a.p.
Jack one per lead - do NOT share a jack
Scorecards These should be retained by one person only if required
Pushers These should be used by one person per rink, only if required)
Scoreboards These should be used by one person per rink, only if required)
Spray chalk only please
The following playing formats are in accordance with Government / Bowls England guidelines:
Singles can be played on every rink
Pairs can be played on every rink
Triples can be played on alternate rinks
Fours can be played on alternate rinks
Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to; you must remain at least two metres apart from other bowlers (who are not part of your household) at all times.
When you leave
When you finish playing, leave the club immediately – ensuring that you have sanitised all equipment used or touched and that the club is secure.
• Do not go to the club if you are experiencing any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or any cold or flu-like symptoms, in particular a cough or a high temperature. Use the NHS 111 website or helpline and seek advice. For your own protection, follow the advice about self-isolation if you are, or are living with, someone in one of the vulnerable groups • Dress appropriately before you get to the club to avoid the need to change clothes – change shoes immediately before and after your game • Travel to the green on your own or with members of your own household only – do not offer a lift to, or accept a lift from, anyone outside your household. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your allocated booking time.
No spectators to be admitted to the club
We hope you all stay healthy and that we all get through these challenging times by looking to help each other where we can. The coming weeks and months may also provide an opportunity for you to encourage members of your own household, who currently don’t play, to give bowls a try.
Meanwhile, keep safe, take care, look after yourself and, when you do return to the green, enjoy your bowls.
Shout if you have any issues about the above.