CORONAVIRUS and BOWLING
When we have been meeting to play bowls recently, a lot of concerns have been expressed about coronavirus; as a start and as a precautionary measure it was optional for shaking hands in matches. However, things seem to be developing quickly and consideration has been given to our continuing to bowl for the time being. This has been put to the League Co-ordinators and some Officers of the LLB – and below is Bob’s response.
“Obviously the situation is serious and it is only likely to get worse. Whilst most advice is dependent on large numbers attending the sport and whether it is in the open where the chances of infection, we are an ageing group who are the most susceptible so my advice would be to cancel the summer leagues as they are due to start in the near future. However, I don’t see the problem being lessened in the near future so we must review future events as they come up.
Unfortunately none of us has a crystal ball, but perhaps it is better to err on the side of caution.
SUMMER LEAGUES – are cancelled.
WINTER LEAGUE/BERLEEN – the outstanding matches are cancelled and the final league tables for the season will be as those tables published on 11th March 2020.
SOUTHERN LEAGUE – Due to the safety concerns of all players I have decided, along with other co-ordinators, to cancel tomorrow’s matches 13th March. The final league tables will be as those tables published on the 7th March.
NORTHERN LEAGUE – a total of 18 matches should be played, but as per the league table published 10th March some clubs still have 3 matches outstanding and along with the Winter League those outstanding matches will not be played and the final league table will be as that published on 10th March.
CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS – is not due to take place until the 12th April and a decision will be made nearer the time.
THIS DECISION HAS NOT BEEN MADE EASILY AND IS IN THE BEST INTEREST OF EVERYONE.
PLEASE EVERYONE TAKE CARE AND FOLLOW THE GUIDELINES ISSUED FOR YOUR HEALTH AND SAFETY.
LLB Committee, 12th March 2020