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.
Victorian Clubs may be eligible for the Metro Stage 4 & Regional Stage 3 Business Support Fund:
COVID-19 Guidelines for Participants at your club
Metropolitan Melbourne Stage 4 restrictions:
Find out more here.
Regional Clubs Stage 3 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
LOOK AFTER YOURSELF
Your mental well being is important, don’t ignore it.