Updated guidelines for Level 1 & 2


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Dear All

As you will be aware, the Government has recently made the decision to move COVID-19 Alert Levels for Auckland and the rest of New Zealand.

Auckland will move to Level 2 (from midnight tonight) and the rest of the country is already at Level 1.

Here is a quick summary of what that means.

Auckland - Level 2

The restriction on mass gatherings rises from 10 people to 100 from midnight tonight. This applies to events at bowling clubs and centres, as well as any other venues. For clarity, Bowls New Zealand is no longer recommending any restriction on use of greens (rinks widths or number of players) under Alert Level 2 provided the maximum of 100 people is not exceeded.

All other current provisions, including the requirement for masks to be worn on public transport remain in place.

In addition, wearing a mask around people you don’t know in the community is considered a sensible precaution where practical.

Rest of New Zealand – Level 1


What stays the same?

  • Key principle – if you’re sick, please do not visit your club.
  • All the extra hygiene and sanitation provisions that clubs have been implementing under Level 2 should remain in place.
  • Contact tracing – clubs should continue to display (and visitors continue to use) the Government contact tracing app or continue to use the manual sign in process.

What changes?

  • Physical distancing is not required (but remains a sensible precaution where practical).
  • Bowls New Zealand is no longer recommending any restriction on greens (rinks widths or number of players)

Government will review COVID-19 alert levels again on Monday 5 October with any change in levels coming into effect from Wednesday 7 October.

Our updated guidelines documents are below.

Should you have any questions about COVID-19 Alert levels, please contact the writer.

Kind regards