by BowlsSA3 on April 7, 2020

Friday 13th March

On behalf of Bowls SA, I want to reassure our Members, Athletes, Associations and Clubs that we are closely monitoring the Coronavirus situation and possible impact on our people.
As the situation is constantly evolving, the most up to date advice and information pertaining to the virus can be found at the AIS webpage, dedicated to providing evidence based, real time advice in a number of areas, including travelling to sporting events, athletes arriving or returning to Australia, and FAQ’s relating to COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The website also links to other sources of information including the Australian Government Department of Health and WHO situation reports.
In addition to this information, we ask all Administrators, Participants, Members, Coaches, Officials and staff to follow these further guidelines in order to keep the Lawn Bowling community as healthy as possible during this period of time. We request that you don’t attend Bowls Events or Meetings if;
You have been in any of the declared zones in the past two weeks (check here and include high / moderate risk zones)
Have been in contact with anyone who has been travelling in those zones, or concerned you have been in contact with anyone that has Coronavirus
Have the slightest sniffle, cold etc.
If in any doubt, please err on the side of caution as much as possible.
In addition, Bowls SA asks everyone to practice high levels of hygiene health (washing hands, sanitizer etc) which are widely considered by health experts to be key to disease prevention and management. We also ask that we avoid physical contact (shaking hands etc). We want to circumvent as much as possible a situation where we can spread any virus, or one where we have high numbers of people needing to isolate at the same time.
In regards to the Women’s Country Carnival, Alexandrina Senior Supa Series, Prestige Medley and Champions Week in April, we understand that people have or are needing to make travel arrangements. At this stage we are following government advice and continue to plan for these events to run as normal.
Bowls SA will continue to closely monitor the situation and we will provide updates on any status changes relating to these events, with athlete and visitor welfare and safety at the forefront of our considerations.
Keeping our community healthy over the next few months is paramount, whilst it is an uncertain time, Bowls SA will look to take a conservative approach in this matter and are working closely with our medical experts and organisations to ensure that we have the latest information to share with our community.
I thank everyone in advance and Bowls SA will continue to provide information as it comes to hand.

Yours sincerely,

Mark Easton
Chief Executive Officer
Bowls SA