Guidance for use of Bowling Greens 1 June 2020

Phase 2 Updated Guidance – Please note the changes from Phase 1

  • Limited Green Opening, Exercise and Practice (Full Social distancing must be maintained 2 metres distance)
  • During Phase 2 maximum of 6 people allowed on the green at any one time
  • Groups should be limited to a maximum of 3 groups (total 6 people)
  • Example 1 family group of 3 and 1 group of 2
  • Example 2 Family group of 3 plus one from outside family group, one other group of 2 (Maximum 6 people) •
  • Club Schedule of Attendance (names, dates & times must be recorded) produced to ensure limited attendance should be maintained (record of green availability should be maintained)
  • Club to appoint a central contact (To enable track and trace records should this be required). This is Fred Easton. Please inform Fred Easton of any use of the greens to enable a record to be kept by emailing 
  • Only Club members allowed on a Green
  • Groups should maintain social distancing and keep up to 4 metres between groups to allow for social distancing between groups.

Current Government advice is that bowling greens can open from Monday 1st June 2020

This Guidance is for English clubs only (at present) Recommendations to consider before opening your green Be aware that this guidance could change at any point and could be withdrawn if the risk level increases

Crown Green Bowls – The Opening of GreensGUIDANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS:

  • Only use your equipment brought from home (jacks, mats, bowls etc.)
  • Sterilize equipment before and after use
  • Keep strict social distancing measures in place – you must remain at a safe distance (2 metres) from people outside of your household.
  • Follow strong hygiene practices at every opportunity – wash your hands when you get home
  • You must have permission from your club to use the green
  • Your club will have an agreed process for you to agree a time for you to access the green
  • Once you have completed your session, please depart as soon as you safely can to enable others to access the green.
  • You may only play on green if you are a member of the club
  • Limited access to clubhouse, walkways and toilets. Ensure risk assessment and notices are displayed on hygiene and hand washing.


  • Do not use club equipment
  • Do not organise any competitive bowls.
  • Do not turn up at the green without prior agreement from your club


  • Being careful about touching solid surfaces e.g. gates, seating, doors, etc.
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home, avoid touching your face and take hand sanitiser with you to use while out if possible


  • Your Club most have written authority from the landlords of the green that you can gain access to the green under the strict guidelines laid out in this document and then follow all guidelines.
  • It is the clubs’ responsibility to decide if your facility is open.
  • Please check that your insurance is valid
  • You must have a clear process for knowing who Is playing at the green, make this as clear as you can for your club members to understand and abide by.
  • Please place a sign in clear view of all visitors of the guidelines set out above.
  • Do not use clubhouse and any toilet facilities connected with the Club, ensuring there is clear signage to state this
  • Do not use club equipment
  • Do not organise any competitive bowls – No Competition’s, Leagues Matches, or Tournaments
  • Only Club Members will be allowed on your Green.