Response to Corona virus Covid-19 pandemic

Saturday 21st March 2020

Member Clubs and players will be aware of the latest Government guidelines about self isolating and social distancing as a result of the Corona virus Covid-19 pandemic.

The League’s management committee has considered the edicts of Public Health England and the UK Government in relation to the pandemic, plus the statements made by our governing body, Bowls England.

Taking everything into consideration it has been agreed that the first half of the season should be cancelled now i.e. up to and including Thursday 11th June, with the programme for the remainder of the year reviewed on or about 1st June 2020.

Therefore the first fixtures to be played would be on Thursday 18th June so that, if play is possible, half of the season’s fixtures could be completed.

The amended dates for the Lloyd Trophy will be R1 7th July, R2 21st July, R3 4th August, S/F 18th August, and Final 27th August.

You will appreciate that everything depends on the progress of the pandemic and the extent to which it proves possible to mitigate the worst effects.

These are challenging times. Say safe and stay healthy.

Regards Ian Gauld
Secretary Bristol & District Men’s Bowls League