Our new clubhouse completed Autumn 2020
Our former Clubhouse was a prominent feature in Queens Road
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Users of Thame Bowls Club and Thame Sports Club Limited facilities must please read this Guidance and ensure they follow it carefully for their own safety and for the safety of others.


Firstly, to state the obvious, please do not go to the Club if you are experiencing any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or any cold or flu-like symptoms, particularly a cough or high temperature.


Rinks must be booked using the Rink Booking system accessible via the link on our website.  

Please understand that a remote booking system is a requirement imposed upon us.  

We need to be able to provide NHS Track and Trace information in the event of one of us subsequently catching the virus. 

It is a simple process.  First register on the system, then you will be able to book a rink for 27th July up until the end of August, by which time we may be able to relax rink availability further.  

Booking System Guidelines are also here on our website - see article that follows below.

Any problems with booking (or if you are unable to use the internet) please first contact Phil Reed (01494 485081) or if he is unavailable Ian Rutherford (07860 318827) and they will help you.


Sessions on the green are bookable at these times: 

11.30am-1.00pm / 1.30pm-3.00pm / 3.30pm – 5.00pm / 6.00pm – 7.30pm

Only alternate rinks can be used at any time, so only 3 rinks per session are bookable.


Singles or pairs only, so a maximum of 4 on each rink – the Government are allowing triples play and we will move to this at some point soon if all goes well. 


The clubhouse and clubhouse surrounds are presently out of bounds for health and safety reasons.  Play will only be across the green – please do not step on the paving slabs at the clubhouse end or surfaces around the clubhouse, it is not safe.


Bowls equipment provided by the Club will only be jacks and mats.  

There will be a pile of clean mats and a supply of clean jacks.  Please take 2 mats and 2 jacks.  

Wipes will be provided to use on jacks before and after play.

During play, mats are best handled by the same player only at each end and same applies to the placing of the jack, thus avoiding more than one player handling these items.

Should measuring be absolutely necessary, players (or a marker if used) must use their own measure.

Try to avoid using shared equipment whenever possible.  

As we do not presently have running water you should also sanitise your hands thoroughly before and after play.  Sanitiser will be available for your use.  

When your game is finished please place used mats and jacks on the used pile for disinfecting by the Club before future use.

Note this shared equipment is used at member’s own risk.


A member is responsible for their own bowls equipment.  We strongly suggest you do not touch your opponents’ bowls with your hands and avoid measuring for shots wherever possible.


Social distancing during play is for members to manage sensibly, i.e. maintaining a distance of 2m between people from different households, or 1m plus mitigations (such as face coverings or avoiding face-to-face contact) where 2m is not possible.  

For example, we suggest one player on mat and others on the bank or standing well to one side.  Care also when deciding the score at each end.  


No scoreboards will be available – if keeping score please use card or paper from home.  


Spectators in small numbers are welcome but they should also please practice social distancing.  We have brought back benches from storage.


A Portaloo will be on site for player and spectator use.


Members are responsible for their own health and safety (including use of hand gel, face masks and any other protective equipment they feel they wish to use).  


Members will need to bring their own refreshments and dispose of their own rubbish after play.


At end of play please leave the grounds to enable players for the next session to arrive safely.


Thank you for reading – enjoy your game

Thame Bowls Club 

22nd July 2020


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