Resumption of Outdoor bowls – Update

Please see below a clarification of the current situation. Bowling cannot start until the NI Executive gives its approval. Hopefully it will not be long now. Stay patient and Stay safe.

Issued on Behalf of Peter McCabe, Interim Director of Performance, Sport NI Return to Sport 

Many thanks to all of you for the positive response we have received since Sport NI’s Framework for Resumption of Sport was released earlier today. 

Since the release of the Framework just this morning, Sport NI has been receiving a wide range of queries from sports concerning when they can proceed with STEP 1 activities. It is important for all sports to recognise that the question of when sport can move into STEP 1 is a matter for the Executive to decide.

The Executive announcement at the start of this week only referred to two sports (Golf and Tennis) as being able to start activity (following on from the announcement that Angling could recommence with social distancing measures in place).

Therefore at present,  for the majority of sports, STEP 1 has not yet started. Sport NI is asking for support from all of you as Governing Bodies of Sport to immediately relay this vital message to your clubs and members. For everyone’s benefit, sports can show that they have public safety and health as their paramount concern, through both words and actions. 

We appreciate your support so that together we can continue to provide leadership to the sports community. Many thanks

Peter

Interim Director of Performance

Sport NI
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