COVID-19 – Club support

LOOK AFTER YOUR CLUB


Bowls Clubs are facing a unique set of challenges. The Federal and State governments have set up economic relief packages to assist businesses. If you are eligible, we encourage you to apply now.

Federal Government economic relief information.

Victorian Government economic relief package.

Working for Victoria initiative.

Further club support grant are now available.

Find out more.


COVID-19 Guidelines for Participants at your club

Metropolitan Melbourne Clubs Step 2A Return to Bowls update:
Find out more here.

Regional Clubs Step 3A Return to Bowls update:
Find out more here.


Hand Sanitiser Requirements and Current Offers

In conjunction with State regulations surrounding a return to sport, all Bowls Clubs will be required to provide hand sanitiser to participants and future patrons.

Discount offers to eligible sports clubs.


Contactless Cash for your Club

If your club hasn’t had the need to go “contactless” until now, the good news is it’s easier than you think.

Find out more.


Umpire, Measurer & Marker Accreditation & Re-Accreditations

Due to current circumstances surrounding COVID-19, officials that were required for re-accreditation (including Markers, Measures, Umpires) will now have their accreditation extended for a further 12 months.

If you require an update to your accreditation for Umpiring, Marking or Measuring, please click here for more information. These applications will then be distributed to Presenter & Assessors around Victoria who will commence accreditation & re-accreditation of Umpires, Measurers & Markers in due course.


Advice on Greens Maintenance

All greens (both Grass and Synthetic) need to be maintained even though many clubs are closed.

Under the new restrictions, greenkeepers can continue to carry out their work. The guidelines state, ‘essential maintenance for safety and upkeep of public and recreational spaces, such as parks, gardens, golf courses’ is permitted, with a COVID-Safe plan.

Bowls Victoria encourages clubs to do enough to keep greens in condition, without keeping them at their usual standard during the season. For clubs with a paid greenkeeper, please carefully consider their contract(s) and/or employment law for guidance.

COVID Safe Plan and Worker Permit information – August 2020.

BV Advice on Greens Maintenance – April 2020.


Consumer Affairs Victoria obligations

Consumer Affairs Victoria is providing advice for incorporated associations to help them manage their obligations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation.

Find out more.


Do you have an important meeting around the corner?

With strict COVID-19 social distancing in place state wide, how is your club preparing for your future meetings? Try video conferencing.

Find out more.



LOOK AFTER YOURSELF

Your mental well being is important, don’t ignore it.

Look after yourself.