Mark Alexander, Wednesday, 18 March 2020


BNSW advises Zones that following the announcement concerning COVID-19 yesterday, we would like to clarify our stance and that which should be conveyed to clubs by Zones.

It is BNSW direction that ALL Bowling Activities be suspended for the immediate future.


Whilst government restrictions, currently in place, determine what can be organised for outside gatherings (500 persons) and inside gatherings (100 persons), Clubs who still choose to hold social bowling activities and/or practice/roll ups DO SO AT THEIR OWN RISK.


BNSW does not endorse any club decision to carry on with any bowling activity on their premises.


BNSW has been notified of a Club who chose to ignore this advice and has had a potential case of COVID-19 on the premises.  This is now out of the control of BNSW as to what happens to those persons who were present at the Club at that time and what is to happen with the Club premises.


BNSW directs Zone Executives and their committees to ensure this consistent message is relayed to clubs when fielding enquiries.


BNSW will provide constant updates regarding COVID-19 and its impact to our sport on our website, with a special COVID-19 information page:


David Ellis (Head of Sport & Operations, BNSW)