Lawn Bowls Granted Exemption Status

by Billy Johnson

In response to the numerous representations made to NSW Health and the NSW Government, lawn bowls has been granted exemption status for registered clubs currently in stay at home areas or areas of concern.

Signed off by the NSW Government on 29 September 2021 and coming into immediate effect, the Exemption states that a registered club in a stay at home area or an area of concern can be open to members of the public to allow Exempt Persons to engage in lawn bowls subject to the following conditions:

  • There can be no more than 12 Exempt Persons on a bowling green and no more than 2 Exempt Persons per rink at any one time,
  • All persons on the bowling green must take reasonably practicable steps to remain 1.5 metres from any other person (other than a member of their own household),
  • Except as otherwise allowed under the Order, the only indoor areas allowed to be open to the public are the toilets and the area(s) used for payment of entry fees.

To read the full document, click the link below.

Exemption under Public Health (COVID-19 Additional Restrictions for Delta Outbreak) Order (No 2) 2021 under the Public Health Act 2010 (NSW)

It is the responsibility of individual clubs to read the full Exemption and enforce the conditions specified.

This Exemption does not impact or change the pathway for a return to play at clubs outlined in Circular No. 18/2021 – NSW Roadmap to Recovery.