Posts by Claire Joll

BOWLSWALES STATEMENT – MONDAY 1st JUNE

WELSH GOVERNMENT CONFIRMS NO RESUMPTION OF BOWLS IN WALES AT PRESENT BowlsWales asked the Welsh Government over the weekend to confirm the situation regarding the resumption of bowls activities in Wales, given its absence from the weekly statement last Friday afternoon 29 May and the First Minister’s subsequent interview on S4C that evening. The Welsh Government has confirmed today (Monday 1 June) to BowlsWales that the restrictions on a number of outside activities such as bowls have not been lifted and therefore remain in force. Please see the directive below from Welsh Government. “Bowling greens will need to remain closed
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BowlsWales‘ disappointment following Welsh Government latest announcement

BowlsWales‘ disappointment following Welsh Government latest announcement   There was no relaxation of rules governing the area relating to bowls in the First Minister ‘s statement today and BowlsWales shares its disappointment with many bowlers across Wales who were hoping for Lawn Bowls and Crown Green Bowls to be allowed to return to play like our neighbouring countries. Over the last three weeks BowlsWales has been working closely with Sport Wales and Welsh Sports Association to ensure Bowls is ready to return with a Strategy and supporting documents in preparation for the announcement today. BowlsWales will continue its lobby of
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STATEMENT: GREENS MAINTENANCE

STATEMENT: GREENS MAINTENANCE BowlsWales is aware of the importance of maintenance of our greens for the survival of the sport. We have been working in conjunction with the Welsh Sport Association (WSA) over the last month to produce guidance for our clubs, members and Associations regarding ongoing maintenance and what essential work  is permitted to be carried out to ensure a fit for play surface when sport resumes.  This is the advice WSA and BowlsWales received on 08/04/20 from Welsh Government in relation to ground maintenance.  “At this stage of the pandemic the Welsh Government’s position is to slow the spread of the virus and our designation of key workers remains as set out on our website. However, regulations in force in Wales do allow workers to travel to their normal
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BOWLSWALES NEWSLETTER

Hello all, Health matters obviously predominate: here is the latest update from Public Health Wales: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/ ________________________________________________________________   But before we go… Here at BowlsWales we would love to see and share lots of bowls activities you can do both in your garden and in your home. We want as many people to get involved as possible, so please share your videos and tag @BowlsWales and #RollupBowlup We are encouraging clubs and individuals to tag other members/clubs to get involved. Are you up for the challenge?! Alternatively you can send videos direct to us. We’ll post them on our social
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BOWLSWALES NEWSLETTER

Hello all, Nine months to Christmas Day! We always welcome any queries you may have – we are currently following up a question we received yesterday regarding ongoing green cutting and maintenance by volunteers under the current Government restrictions and we are following this up through the Welsh Sports Association. We will let you know the precise situation as soon as we can. Please remember that the quickest way to get through to us is by emailing enquiries@bowlswales.com   ______________________________________________________________   A reminder that the full list of the restrictions enforced by the Government are here: UK GOVERNMENT https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus WELSH
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BOWLSWALES NEWSLETTER

Hello all, Following last night’s announcements by the Prime Minister and the First Minister, today’s newsletter is short and to the point. A full list of the restrictions enforced by the Government are here:   UK GOVERNMENT https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus WELSH GOVERNMENT https://gov.wales/coronavirus   More will become clear as the days go on, and we will endeavor to keep you up to date. As stated in previous emails, if you or any of your clubs have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.   The BowlsWales Team enquiries@bowlswales.com Claire Joll – National Development Manager claire.joll@bowlswales.com Sophie Hancocks –
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BOWLSWALES NEWSLETTER

Hello again, We’ll be here during the week to keep you up to date with the latest news. Sport Wales have published the following advice regarding the importance of exercise, although, of course, everyone should keep to the UK Government’s social distancing guidelines. https://www.sport.wales/media-centre/latest-news/2020-03-21-medical-journal-urges-exercise-to-enhance-immune-system/ NHS Wales’s Social Distancing Guidelines are here: https://phw.nhs.wales/topics/latest-information-on-novel-coronavirus-covid-19/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults/?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=SocialSignIn Don’t forget, also, that Sport Wales is still administering its grants system – perhaps your club is eligible to apply for one? https://www.sport.wales/media-centre/latest-news/2020-03-20-grants-for-clubs-what-happens-now/ We’ll be keeping our eyes open for other schemes and initiatives that may help clubs in these troubling times and will bring them to your
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BOWLSWALES CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

Hello again, Thank you for your feedback this week. We’ve a shorter note today. The Welsh Sports Association (WSA), the support organisation for major sports in Wales, are keen to hear from the Bowls Community on how the current situation is affecting Clubs and individuals now and in the short, medium and long term. To this end WSA have drawn up a questionnaire, which they have distributed to all major sports in Wales in order to gain an overview of the impact of the current situation. BowlsWales will distribute this to all Member Associations – Lawn, Indoors, Crown Green, Short
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BOWLSWALES CORONAVIRUS UPDATE

We promised yesterday to keep in touch with you during the current situation. Our posting on the BowlsWales Twitter and Facebook page has already had more than 3,400 visits – thank you for your interest. Social distancing is very much at the center of the UK and Welsh Governments’ advice to us all. The current UK Government advice is here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-guidance-on-social-distancing-and-for-vulnerable-people/guidance-on-social-distancing-for-everyone-in-the-uk-and-protecting-older-people-and-vulnerable-adults with the advice for social mixing in the community, which includes examples such as cinemas, theatres, pubs, bars, restaurants and clubs given at the very end of the document. You can still go outside for exercise as long as
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BowlsWales Update – Coronavirus

As the co-ordinating body for all forms of bowls in Wales, BowlsWales is happy to advise clubs and individuals about the current Coronavirus situation, which is fast-moving and constantly developing. The administration of the various leagues and other tournaments throughout Wales are the organisational responsibility of the various National Governing Bodies, and these are best placed to answer queries about their administration and rules. The Welsh and UK Governments are in the process of formulating plans to assist businesses and other organisations and are also issuing advice as to whether they should close or remain open during this time. BowlsWales
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