COVID 19 - IMPORTANT UPDATE
All necessary safety measures are now in place and the green is therefore open for play as of Saturday 6th June 2020.
A booking system is in place and any members wishing to play must book a rink. Members should, under no circumstances, just turn up at the green to play. In order to book a rink, please contact Match Secretary, Gary Moyles. Gary will co-ordinate and manage all bookings. Please appreciate that Gary is working during the week and if he is unable to take your call, please leave him a voice message or a text and he will get back to you.
Game times have been set at 90 minute slots with a 30 minute turnaround in between slots in order to minimise the number of members there at any one time and to allow for shared equipment to be cleaned and sanitised. Slots are available to be booked at the following times; 10.00-11.30, 12.00-1.30pm, 2.00-3.30pm, 4.00-5.30pm, 6.00-7.30pm, 8.00-9.30pm.
As a starting point, Gary is only taking a maximum of 2 bookings per member per week until he can anticipate demand and to ensure all members have a fair opportunity to book a rink time. Members are asked to inform Gary, at the time of booking, the names of all participates intending to play.
A designated bench has been placed outside the changing area for members to use to change their shoes. The bench should be cleaned and sanitised after use.
The club will provide hand sanitiser, disinfectant wipes and disinfectant spray which will be located on a table outside the changing area. Members must bring their own hand sanitiser and use this throughout play.
I hope you have had the opportunity to read through the guidance documents previously sent and are aware of all the rules and restrictions in place. I would also like to highlight the following key points:
Members who have COVID-19 symptoms or if anyone in their household that displays symptoms, those members should stay at home and follow NHS guidance. No one who is self-isolating should attend the club.
Members who are shielding should not attend the club.
People aged 70 and over can play but should follow Scottish Government guidelines to make their own decision about returning to the green.
Members should go through the booking system and not just turn up at the green to play.
Members should only play individually, with members of their own household or between members of two households where social distancing can be maintained.
In order to maintain social distancing, only rinks 2, 4 and 6 or 1, 3 and 5 will be in use at any one time. Players must stick to the rink allocated to them.
A maximum of 4 players (1 pairs game) can play per rink at any one time.
Members should not arrive until 5 minutes before play and must stay outside the parameters of the club until it is safe to enter, and the previous players have left.
Members must leave the premises immediately after conclusion of play, making sure they have sanitised the mats, jacks, designated bench and their hands.
Members are reminded that the clubhouse, changing facilities, toilets and bar are not in use.
The benches surrounding the green are currently out of use as the guidelines state there should be no spectators unless the spectator is present as a carer or accompanying a child.
Members should not consume alcohol before, during or after play at the club and members are asked to refrain from smoking/vaping.
The Committee will continue to review the situation and be guided by Bowls Scotland.
In the meantime, please stick to the rules, stay safe and enjoy your bowls.
It is with heartfelt sadness that Leslie Bowling Club announce the passing of their longest serving, Life Member Margaret Davie.
Margaret was a stalwart at the club and held a membership for almost 60 years. She was a well respected lady by all who knew her and will be sadly missed. Our thoughts and sincere condolences go out to her daughter Sheena and the family. RIP Margaret.
Leslie are proud to announce that we are now Dementia Friendly! The club received a certificate from Ruth McCabe of Dementia Friendly Fife during our opening ceremony in March 2019, and President Davy and Vice President Derek represented the club at the recent Dementia Friendly Community Awards Ceremony held at Caledonia House, Saltire Centre, Glenrothes.
As part of Dementia Awareness Week, the club along with the Station Hotel, Leslie played the Goldie Pairs on Saturday 8th June 2019 dressed in purple tops to celebrate the occasion. Proceeds from the raffle (also purple!) and other donations received on the day were in aid of Alzheimer Scotland and a great day was had by all!