COVID-19 Restrictions Update

by Rob McGuire

In January 2022, the Bowls Tasmania Board strongly recommended to regions and clubs that they follow the Bowls Tasmania policy requiring players to be fully vaccinated for all bowls under their jurisdictions.   All three regions agreed to implement this policy effective from 1 February 2022.  

COVID-19 circumstances have changed significantly since then and many restrictions have been lifted.   Accordingly, the above-mentioned Bowls Tasmania recommendation is no longer in place.

At its meeting on 26 April 2022, the Bowls Tasmania Board reviewed its COVID-19 restrictions and resolved as follows:

  • It is Bowls Tasmania policy  until 15 October 2022 that players must be fully vaccinated (at least two doses) against COVID-19 to be selected to play in State teams or to play in State events.
  • From 16 October 2022 onwards, Bowls Tasmania would strongly encourage its own staff, Board members, State selectors and players and all other players to consider getting fully vaccinated.  
  • Effectively immediately, regions and clubs have been advised that they should consider lifting their restrictions when and as they deem fit.