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"Safe Bowls" certificates temporarily suspended

The following statement has been issued by the ESMBA concerning the latest lockdown announced by the Government between the 5th November and the 2nd December 2020. 

ESMBA Coronavirus statement 4th November 2020

Under the latest Government lockdown rules, amateur sports are not permitted. So, for the period of 5th November 2020 to 2nd December 2020 all ‘Safe Bowls’ certificates are temporarily suspended. NO Short Mat Bowls clubs may open during this period. Although it seems a long month, the ESMBA will continue to look at its route map during this time and will be developing new protocols for more competitive bowls once these latest restrictions are lifted. With this in mind we strongly recommend that Clubs continue to submit applications for ‘Safe Bowls’ as the importance of being ready to restart cannot be overstated. We will also continue to lobby the DCMS to look at allowing safe bowls to resume.

Barry Hedges

On behalf of the ESMBA Management Committee

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