Easing of Restrictions – Stage 2

by Rebecca Van Asch on June 2, 2020

Good afternoon Regions and Clubs,

Wow another big and fast-moving day in the new world of COVID-19!  As you would no doubt be aware there has been some great news from our Premier today with Stage 2 of the Roadmap to Recovery being bought forward and will take effect from 3pm this Friday 5th June 2020.

With this announcement, Stage 2 of the Bowls Return to Play Document will also come into effect.  The big changes being that we now move from 10 people per green to 20 people.  This can include organised competition.  (Please keep in mind that there is still a restriction around 4 people per rink, with 2 at each end).

We have also had further discussion with Community Sport & Recreation and there has also been a further amendment to our Return to Play Document which is important to note.  The space between rinks has now been reduced to half a rink between rinks.  We’re hoping this will allow Clubs to get more rinks in play, but it is important to remember that you must still adhere to 1.5m social distancing and the four-square metre rule must also be maintained.

There was also the announcement that “Gatherings of up to 40 patrons for seated table service at cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs (excluding nightclubs) only where sufficient space and settings allow this to occur.”

We do not have any further information around this matter at this time but will certainly send through anything we do receive as it becomes available.  Please read the information below that comes directly from Business Tasmania.  It is imperative that Club’s are across all of these guidelines and have your COVID-19 Safety Plan in place prior to opening.  This is a requirement for all businesses and must be adhered to protect your Club and Members.

Business Tasmania is also hosting a COVID-19 Safety Plan online Information Session tomorrow.  (The details are also below).  I would strongly encourage all Clubs to tune into this session so you are fully aware of your responsibilities prior to opening.


Information about business restrictions is updated regularly here.

Remember to have your COVID-19 Safety Plan in place.  Guidelines and templates are available here and details about the information session being held tomorrow is available below.

It’s important that we continue to stay safe as restrictions are easing including physical distancing and practicing good hygiene

If you feel unwell with cold or flu-like symptoms (fever, runny nose, cough, sore or itchy throat, or shortness of breath) contact your GP or the Public Health Hotline on 1800 671 738 to be tested for COVID-19. Quarantine at home until you receive your results. See Testing for COVID-19 for more details.

COVID-19 Safety Plan online information sessions

As part of the Roadmap to Recovery, all businesses should prepare a COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Business Tasmania has partnered with WorkSafe Tasmania to host an online information session to assist businesses navigate the process of developing their COVID-19 Safety Plan.

Presented by Ken Nolan from WorkSafe Tasmania, Ken will walk through:

·         why you need to have a COVID-19 Safety Plan

·         where to find checklists, guidelines and plan templates

·         tips and tricks to filling in the plan template (or add to your existing workplace safety plan)

·         where to get help with preparing your plan.

When: Wednesday June 3, 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

For further details and to book, click here.

If you can’t attend, we will be recording the session and posting it on our Business Tasmania website www.business.tas.gov.au


As always if you require anything further or if there is anything else we can help you with then please let us know.