Coronavirus (COVID-19): Advice to BA members
Coronavirus (COVID-19) is increasingly having an impact on the global community and is a rapidly evolving issue.
The resource below is intended to provide an overview of the currently available information from the Australian Federal Government related to the virus and what measures and precautions members of the Australian bowls community should put in place.
The BA offices remain closed in Victoria. Staff can be contactable via email.
Updated: July 30, 2020
Latest bowls-specific advice (by state):
Return to Bowls Resources:
Our bowls community has been significantly impacted by COVID-19 and we’re delighted that the sport is resuming around the country. Bowls means so much to so many and it’s great to see people being given the chance to reconnect with the sport and their clubs.
To ensure we do this safely and responsibly, Bowls Australia has partnered with SKOOP to ensure all clubs and participants can access the signage, health & hygiene products they need to keep our sport going, at the lowest possible price.
Support measures for clubs, employees & participants:
National and International events affected:
- 2020 World Bowls Championships – RESCHEDULED FOR 2021
- 2020 Australian Open – CANCELLED
- 2020 Australian Indoor Championships – CANCELLED
- 2020 World Singles Champion of Champions – CANCELLED
- 2020 Nationals – PARTIALLY CANCELLED/POSTPONED
- 2020 Australian Champion of Champions & Australian Championships – RESCHEDULED FOR DECEMBER
- sore throat
- shortness of breath
If you are sick and think you might have COVID-19, check your symptoms using healthdirect’s COVID-19 Symptom Checker.
We can all help slow the spread of COVID-19 in Australia. To protect others you must:
- practise good hygiene
- practise social distancing
- follow the limits for public gatherings
- understand how to self-isolate if you need to
- Download the COVIDSafe App
Face Covering (surgical masks, scarves, etc.)
The routine use of a face-covering or mask in the community is currently only mandatory in Victoria (state-wide).
As of Monday, August 3, 2020, the following restrictions will apply:
- When leaving home for one of the four essential reasons, people 12 years and older must wear a face covering or mask, unless an exemption applies.
- If you are in the car alone or with someone from your household, you do not need to wear a face covering. You should put your face covering on before you leave your car.
- If you are doing strenuous physical exercise you do not need to wear a face-covering but you must carry one with you. Strenuous exercise includes activities like jogging, running or cycling but not walking.