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 place of work if they cannot reasonably or practicably work from home. Therefore, businesses can carry on working as providing it is safe for them to do so, and providing they observe the measures set out in the regulations. Along with the other devolved administrations in the UK, we recognise that greenkeepers will play a big part in carrying out important maintenance tasks as part of the wider effort to support the eventual return of the sport sector as a whole.”
It is still imperative that whilst essential green maintenance is permitted, all government guidelines must always be followed.
Useful website links;
WSA – https://wsa.wales/
Sport Wales – https://www.sport.wales/
Sophie Hancocks – Sophie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Claire Joll – Claire.email@example.com
Alun Jones – firstname.lastname@example.org