Keep up to date with all COVID-19 updates for the sport of bowls in South Australia.
No Jab, No Play Policy Revoked
In response to the South Australian Government’s revocation of the Emergency Declaration, the No Jab, No Play Policy has been revoked effective 24 May 2022.
Bowls SA thanks all clubs, associations and members for their support during the life of the policy. Note, in the coming days we will be communicating with our clubs and it is expected that any individual clubs with No Jab, No Entry Policies will lift these.
Thank you for your patience as we lift the policy.
Support for Clubs
To help clubs deal with this situation, a ‘COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan’ template, which maps out what actions clubs will take when they are notified of a positive case attending their club.
‘COVID-19 Business Continuity Plan’ Template
Current COVID-19 Information
This information will be updated as information is received from SA Health.
The health, safety, and wellbeing of our bowls community remain a priority and it’s important that we carefully follow the restrictions in place by the State Government.
It should be noted, that the South Australian Government revoked the Emergency Declaration on 24 May 2022.
There are currently no density limits in place for indoor venues.
There are currently no density limits for outdoor venues.
Yes. Clubs can allow members/patrons to access hot beverages from a coffee/tea station at the Club providing:
- An urn or similar with a “single touch” lever is used to pour the beverage. i.e. no shared jugs
- All tea, coffee, sugar etc is provided in individual sachets
- Individual cups and stirring implements are used, i.e. no shared utensils
- Hand sanitiser is made available
- Social distancing is followed when queuing.
Marks are no longer required to be worn at sporting club venues
Whether you require a COVID Marshal will depend on the level of restrictions in place in South Australia and the nature of the activity you undertake. As of 24th May, businesses will no longer be required to have a Covid marshal.
You are no longer required to do the COVID-Safe Check in at defined public activity but you are required to Check in at:
- Public and Private hospitals,
- Disability care facilities, and
- Residential Aged Care Facilities.
Providing a clean environment to play Lawn Bowls in is essential. Ensure you:
• Provide soap, hand-sanitiser or wipes at all main contact points;
• Clean all surfaces, frequently touched surfaces, doorknobs, light switches, gates and tables;
• Regularly remind and encourage everyone of the need to wash hands regularly;
• Display signage about handwashing and hygiene techniques at strategic points;
• Minimise touch points wherever possible.
Whether you require a COVID Marshal will depend on the level of restrictions in place in South Australia and the nature of the activity you undertake.
A COVID Marshal is required for the following operations:
- onsite purchase and consumption of food or beverages (whether occurring in an indoor or outdoor area);
- private functions;
- operations at:
- hardware stores
- distribution centres, including associated transport operations
- gymnasiums and fitness centres
- swimming pools used by the public
- sporting clubs
- any defined public activity in respect of which a COVID Management Plan is required under this direction
- public assemblies
any operations specified as prescribed operations for the purposes of this definition by the State Co-ordinator.
- The SA Government QR code COVID SAfe Check-In – video
- You can download the mySA GOV app using your smart phone
- Click Here to view the Bowls Australia COVID19 – Related Support For Clubs and Individuals Document.