Posts by Claire Joll

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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COVID-19: BOWLSWALES INFORMATION AND ADVICE

We will continue to follow advice from Public Health Wales, the World Health Organisation and both local and national government on the current COVID-19 situation. Those involved in any bowls activity should follow this general advice: * Frequently clean your hands in soap and water, or with an alcohol-based hand rub. * If you cough or sneeze, please cover your mouth and nose with a flexed elbow or tissue. Throw the tissue away immediately and wash your hands. * Avoid contact with anyone who has a fever or cough. * Avoid unnecessary contact with ‘high touch’ areas such as handrails,
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Has your club been affected by the Recent Flooding

The flooding has had a devastating impact on communities across Wales and we are aware that some of the Bowls Greens and Facilities have been damaged. Here are a few things to do: Speak to your insurers  Welsh Sports Association have offered support through their insurance partner and are happy to provide advice: https://wsa.wales/partners/watkin-davies-insurance-consultants/ Visit Flooding Support and Future protection: https://wsa.wales/flooding-support-and-future-protection/ Set up ‘Go Fund’ page’-‘Free fundraising for people & causing you care about’-Here is an example: https://www.gofundme.com/f/community-support-following-floods  
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WELSH LEARNING DISABILITY PAIRS CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

  On Sunday 23rd February, 36 bowlers took to the green at Cardiff Indoor Bowls Club to see who would be the Welsh Learning Disability Pairs Champions for 2020. Well done to all competitors who took part in this, the first Welsh Learning Disability Indoor Bowls Pairs Championship. Some tremendous bowling was witnessed by over 90 Coaches, Supporters and Officials. Bowlers from Pembroke, Radnorshire, Islwyn, Rhondda and 21 bowlers from Cardiff Chameleons took part in round robin competitions in three separate classifications. The winners and runner-up in each classification went on to the semi finals and finals to determine the
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