Poplar Drive, Rayleigh Road, Hutton, CM13 1YU
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Welcome to Hutton Poplars Bowling Club
Club Information
Congratulations to Andrew and Allan in winning the
Brentwood & District Bowls Association Men's Pairs Final

After taking 15-0 lead they were pegged back to 24-24, however they overcame this and took the last couple ends  to finish winners 28-24
      Green is open from
             1st July
     All games and roll up's     
       must be pre-booked
1.HPBC - Commencement of Bowls
When we start bowling again one of the many rules will include booking a rink before playing, by clicking the link members agree to play at their own risk and should be aware to read the Bowls England current advice below, and if they find that there is a shortage of any materials (sanitising gel / wipes etc ) they should not play but report the shortage to the Secretary.
2. Clubs - Summary of Recommended Action
Bowls England recommends that all clubs consider the guidance below. This may be adapted as necessary for your club, so long as it remains consistent with Government advice and social distancing requirements. This is particularly relevant with regard to rink usage and the maximum numbers of people that each club feels it can manage on the premises safely at any one time:

Play arrangements

Off-site booking system for rink allocation
Minimum of 20 minutes between allocated time slots to enable players to arrive/depart safely
Clubs to communicate in advance with players to advise on social distancing requirements that are being applied on arrival at the club - for example not leaving cars until a certain time before their allocated time slot
Only play on alternate rinks 1, 3, 5 OR 2, 4, 6 (keep an empty rink between rinks that are being played on)
Whilst the Government guidance now enables triples play, clubs may also wish to consider alternative formats with reduced numbers per rink - for example singles and pairs - in order for social distancing to be more easily maintained
Capping the number of occasions a player can book a rink each week to ensure that the available capacity is distributed fairly
Playing Formats

The following playing formats are in accordance with Government guidelines:

Up to six individuals from different households playing on a single rink
Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to; you must remain at least two metres apart from other bowlers (who are not part of your household) at all times.

Clubhouse and Facilities

Until further notice, all clubhouses must be closed
Limited essential access (for example to use the toilets and hand washing facilities) may be allowed by the club
Sanitiser must be available for cleaning hands and equipment before and after playing
Clubs may wish to allow spectators, however their attendance must be in line with Government guidelines on social distancing and the ability of the club to accommodate the additional numbers
Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to; you must remain at least two metres apart from other bowlers (who are not part of your household) at all times.


To minimise the risk of infection, only essential items (as below) should be utilised during any session:

Rink markers
Scorecards (these should be retained by one person only if required)
Bowling arm/lifter (for use by one person only if required)
Bowling aids (for players with a disability if required)
To minimise the risk of infection, any other equipment is not deemed essential equipment at this time and clubs should give consideration as to whether they wish to utilise or not. This includes:

Bowls pushers
Ditch markers
2m distance sticks

2. Players - Summary of Recommended Actions
Bowls England recommends that all players follow the guidance below (the guidance may be adapted if necessary to meet individual needs, so long as they remain consistent with Government advice and social distancing requirements):

In advance

Do not go to the club if you are experiencing any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or any cold or flu-like symptoms, in particular a cough or a high temperature. Use the NHS 111 website or helpline and seek advice. For your own protection, follow the advice about self-isolation if you are, or are living with, someone in one of the vulnerable groups

Dress appropriately before you get to the club to avoid the need to change clothes - change shoes immediately before and after your game
Travel to the green on your own or with members of your own household only - do not offer a lift to, or accept a lift from, anyone outside your household. Do not arrive more than 10 minutes before your allocated booking time.
Personal care

Whilst they may be open, avoid using toilets at the club wherever possible
Clean anything you have touched after use
Take any food or drink you might need with you
Wash or sanitise your hands and sanitise any equipment (including bowls, jacks and mats) you use before and after you play - do not assume that the person before you has sanitised the equipment thoroughly
Sanitise padlocks, keys and door handles before and after use
Playing the game

You can play lawn bowls where facilities have reopened, but you can only take part in these activities by yourself, or with members of your household or with no more than five other people outside of your household, as long as you are able to maintain social distancing
Do not shake hands before, during or after a game
Do not ‘high-five‘ OR ‘hug’ other players to celebrate shots or a win
Mats/jacks (if shared) must be sanitised before and after each session
If scoring:
Social distancing rules must be strictly adhered to at all times
Do not touch your opponents’ bowls with your hands
Avoid measuring for shot/s wherever possible
When you leave

When you finish playing, change your shoes and leave the club immediately - ensuring that you have sanitised all equipment used and that the club is secure (as applicable)
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