Bowls Australia recommends immediate suspension of all bowls events Tuesday, March 17, 2020

by admin

Amid growing concern and uncertainty around the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Bowls Australia (BA), in consultation with the state and territory associations, has recommended that all bowls events be suspended indefinitely.

While acknowledging that BA is not the controlling body of competitions staged locally by states, territories, districts and clubs, we feel it is prudent in the current climate that we issue this advice in order to limit any non-essential mass gatherings, until further notice.

This advice is related to any pennant competition, championships, tournaments and other club events and is aimed at safeguarding the health of the sport’s members, participants, employees, volunteers and officials, many of whom are typically from demographics that are particularly susceptible to the effects of the virus.

Further information pertaining to the status of the 2020 World Bowls Championships, Australian Open and other national events will be made by BA in the coming days.

*ENDS*

For more information, please contact:

Neil Dalrymple Chief Executive Officer E: ndalrymple@bowls.com.au

Aidan Davis Communications & Marketing Manager P: adavis@bowls.com.au E: 0432 255 213

Domenic Favata Communications & Digital Coordinator (High Performance) E: dfavata@bowls.com.au P: 0431 695 575