Falaise Indoor Bowls Club

INDOOR NATIONAL COMPETITIONS 2020/21 SEASON

EIBA National Competitions update

The EIBA Board of Directors met on Wednesday 18th March to discuss plans for the 2020-2021 Indoor Season and the affected 2019 – 2020 season.

It has agreed to the following: -

2020 – 2021 National Competition Entries

The EIBA are planning that the 2020-21 Indoor Season will commence as scheduled. Therefore, we will be accepting entries for Club, County and Individual National Competitions over the next few months, as scheduled.

Due to the entry forms being issued in February and Clubs being temporarily or permanently closed until the new season, we will be accepting entries via the following options: -

a)Clubs and Counties who have already started to complete the entry forms and can access them can proceed as instructed on the form.

b)If the Clubs and Counties can’t access the original forms then please email Claire Edson at claireedson@eiba.co.uk

c)Clubs who have not been able to play their Club Singles final, can still enter the Champion of Champions without the name. We will be allowing as much time in September / October for Finals to be played and names to be supplied before the first round of the event.

d)Individual members of affiliated clubs, which are now closed, will be able to enter and pay directly with the EIBA, by downloading the forms from the website, and emailing them to Claire Edson at claireedson@eiba.co.uk or post to Head Office.
All Forms can also be downloaded from Falaise Club Website Downloads Section.

e)Before the draws are published the EIBA will liaise with all Clubs to ensure there are no duplications of entry and that the eligibility criteria have been met.

f)The deadline for entries was Sunday 10th May 2020 but due to the current circumstances, entries will be accepted from now until Sunday 7th June 2020.

2019-2020 National Finals Re-schedule

These competitions, under the assumption that we will be returning to business as usual, will be played later this year.

The period identified is Monday 14th September to Monday 12th October.

The allocation of specific dates for competitions along with the venues is now being undertaken and we will be announcing the schedule late April 2020.

2020 Summer Individual and Fantastic Fives National Competitions

With Clubs being closed the EIBA has taken the decision to cancel this Year's Summer National Competitions.

These Competitions are planned to take place in Summer 2021, so the EIBA would offer all entrants the opportunity to carry this year’s entry over to next. However, if they wish to request a full refund then please email Claire Edson at claireedson@eiba.co.uk to start this process.

In reaching these decisions the EIBA wishes to advise that it will be continuing to monitor the Government’s guidance and or directives in relation to COVID-19 and if necessary, update its Member Clubs, Counties and bowling community.
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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

An Urgent Message to All Members

Due to the Coronavirus outbreak and Government advice, the Directors of the Falaise Indoor Bowls Association Limited have decided that for the health and safety of all staff, members and visitors, the club will close from the end of play on Tuesday 17th March 2020 until further notice.

The Club will be open on Thursday 19th and Friday 20th between 9am – 5pm for members to collect bowls and personal belongings from their lockers if they are needed for the outdoor season.

Updates will be posted on the website at regular intervals to keep all members fully informed.
If you are in contact (or can be in contact) with other members who are not on email or do not have internet access, we would be grateful if you could pass on this message.

Keith Cheetham
Chair of the Board of Directors

Stay at home if you have coronavirus symptoms
Stay at home if you have either:


A high temperature – you feel hot to touch on your chest or back
A new, continuous cough – this means you've started coughing repeatedly
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you're staying at home.
Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you're staying at home.

How long to stay at home:

If you have symptoms, stay at home for 7 days
If you live with other people, they should stay at home for 14 days from the day the first person got symptoms
If you live with someone who is 70 or over, has a long-term condition, is pregnant or has a weakened immune system, try to find somewhere else for them to stay for 14 days.
If you have to stay at home together, try to keep away from each other as much as possible.


How to avoid catching and spreading coronavirus (social distancing)
Everyone should do what they can to stop coronavirus spreading.

It is particularly important for people who:

Are 70 or over
Have a long-term condition
Are pregnant
Have a weakened immune system

Do

Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds
Always wash your hands when you get home or into work
Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available
Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze
Put used tissues in the bin immediately and wash your hands afterwards
Avoid close contact with people who have symptoms of coronavirus
Only travel on public transport if you need to
Work from home, if you can
Avoid social activities, such as going to pubs, restaurants, theatres and cinemas
Avoid events with large groups of people
Use phone, online services, or apps to contact your GP surgery or other NHS services

Don't

Do not touch your eyes, nose or mouth if your hands are not clean
Do not have visitors to your home, including friends and family

The NHS will contact you from Monday 23 March 2020 if you are at particularly high risk of getting seriously ill with coronavirus. You'll be given specific advice about what to do.

Do not contact your GP or healthcare team at this stage – wait to be contacted.

For more information go to the following site

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/self-isolation-advice/