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The English Indoor Bowling Association Ltd (EIBA) will be putting in place the following procedures, with the support of Nottingham Indoor Bowls Club, for the re-scheduled 2019-2020 National Finals to provide players, officials, volunteers and spectators confidence that all is being done to allow the finals to take place in a COVID-19 safe environment.

The EIBA would request that all those who are attending the National Finals, in any capacity, accept and follow these procedures throughout the Finals.


Attendees are recommended to wear a face covering when entering and walking around the venue. Face coverings can be removed when playing or eating / drinking.
Attendees will have their temperature taken on entering the venue. If their temperature is high a second reading will be taken after a short period and if the reading remains high will be asked to take a lateral flow test. Entry into the venue will only be permitted with a negative result.

* Attendees to use the numerous hand sanitising stations throughout the venue.

* All attendees will need to scan the appropriate QR code, which will be displayed throughout the venue and or sign in at the players registration table.
* The venue's ventilation system will be on throughout the day.
* There will be a regular schedule of cleaning throughout the day.

* The Club bar and restaurant (serving hot and cold meals) will be open each day with designated tables for use.

* A limited number of spectators will be permitted but tickets need to be purchased prior to the event. (See later spectator section for full details).

Will be recommended to wear a face covering when entering the venue but can be removed when playing.

Changing rooms will be available but on occasions entry will be controlled, to avoid congestion.
* Competitors, whilst understanding it is a tough decision, if they have a high temperature, continuous cough and or loss of taste and or smell, should not enter the venue in any circumstance.

* There will be for each session a cleaned mat and jack on every rink which is in use
* There will be designated scoreboard operators for each session of play.
* There will be no spectator seating at the end of the rinks, which will provide space for the competitors to sit / stand throughout the game.

* Competitors will be provided with a players pass for every day of their competition but if they wish to attend on any other day before or after the event they will need to register, for a complimentary pass, with the EIBA Head Office so that they can be included in the permitted spectators.

* There will be no formal presentation of trophies and badges but the EIBA will have a designated area where photographs can be taken to commemorate competitors achievement in reaching and or winning a National Competition.

* Any travel expenses and or prize money due to the competitors will be paid by bacs after the conclusion of the event and competitors will be contacted to provide their appropriate bank details.

The EIBA and Nottingham IBC would be pleased to welcome spectators on all days of the National Finals. However, as part of the event operations, the number permitted per day will be limited to 100.

Tickets will need to be purchased in advance from the EIBA. This can be done from Tuesday 31st August 2021 by calling 01664 481 900 or email andreaclark@eiba.co.uk

* The cost of a ticket is £3 per day, £15 for a week's pass or £30 for an all day pass.

* Spectators who have a high temperature or continuous cough and or loss of taste and or smell, should not enter the venue in any circumstance.

* There will be designated seating areas throughout the venue which must be used at all times.
* The Venue's bar and restaurant will be available for spectators to obtain food and drink.

The EIBA will continue to monitor the situation regarding COVID-19 and will issue further updates if needed following Government mandates and or directives.

If you have any questions relating to these protocols / procedures, please contact the EIBA on 01664 481900.

Peter Thompson
Chief Executive

Updated 26th August 2021

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