De-escalation with regard to bowling

 

The following information is as presented (originally in Spanish) to us from the FEB with regard to the protocols we should follow whilst re-starting our clubs during the governments phased de-escalation plan.

DATE: May 09, 2020 CIRCULAR Nº 5240 A: FF.AA SUBJECT: RETURN TO THE BOLOS SPORTS TRAINING

As already reported through the federative website, social networks and by email, the protocol contained in Resolution 4837 of May 4, 2020 of the CSD Presidency, is subject to the health evolution of the pandemic. Therefore, it will be subject to possible sanitary reinforcement measures or last minute changes that may be decided by the sanitary authorities.

The Protocol is mandatory for High Level Athletes (DAN), professional athletes, federated athletes , Federations, sports clubs and entities, and sports or federative technical personnel.

In addition, as of today, May 9, 2020, the SND / 399/2020 Order, of May 9, has been published in the BOE for the relaxation of certain national restrictions, established after the declaration of the state of alarm in application of phase 1 of the Plan for the transition to a new normality.

In the measures established by this Order, in terms of sports practice, the conditions are established in which professional, High Level, High Performance, national interest and federated athletes can carry out their sports activity during this phase.

Both the CSD and the FEB aim to promote the reactivation of LOS BOLOS while maintaining health security, activating measures that guarantee the lowest risk in the development of our federated sport, mitigating the appearance of new cases and their spread.

OUR PRIORITY GOAL IS THE PROTECTION AND SAFETY OF OUR ATHLETES.

WHEN CAN WE START TRAINING?

Next Monday, May 11, in those geographical areas that the Government has ruled to enter Phase 1 of de-escalation, complying with the provisions of the Protocol published by the CSD.

IN WHICH TIME ZONE?

There is no time restriction, being in any case obliged to make an appointment with the managing entity of the public or private facility where the training will take place.

WHO CAN TRAIN?

All federated players, referees and federative technical personnel, accredited with their federative license or with a certificate from their AUTONOMOUS FEDERATION, bearing in mind that this return to training will be under their responsibility. In the case of minors, they must be accompanied by 1 adult but always maintaining the safety distance of 2 meters and the established protection and hygiene measures.

EXCEPTIONS:

- Those who are in home isolation

- Those who have been in contact with an infected person in the last 14 days.

- Those with symptoms compatible with COVID-19: cough, fever, shortness of breath, sore throat, muscle aches, alterations of the palate or smell.

- Those who belong to those considered risk groups.

- Those without a federal license.

In outdoor sports facilities, individual sports may be allowed or those practices that can be carried out by a maximum of two people in the case of modalities thus practiced, always without physical contact, maintaining the appropriate security and protection measures, and in any case the social safety distance of two meters.

Each athlete may be accompanied by 1 coach and / or 1 technical assistant (owner) if necessary.

Players may not perform the dual role of player and point guard while training.

WHERE AND HOW CAN YOU TRAIN?

In outdoor facilities, preferably in your Club or in a training center where the indicated provisions can be respected, by prior appointment arranged with the facility's managing entity. To do this, time shifts will be organized, outside of which you will not be able to stay at the facility.

The sports activity will be organized in an individualized way, without physical contact, by previously stipulated shifts, and in such a way that the accumulation of people in the accesses is avoided, both at the beginning and at the end of the shift.

Only 1 owner per athlete.

However, circulation through the province, island or territorial unit of reference is allowed.

WHAT HYGIENE MEASURES DO THE FACILITIES ADOPT?

- The owner of the facility must ensure that adequate cleaning and disinfection measures are taken: thorough cleaning and disinfection of the Facility (1) once a day, at the end of the training session.

- Special attention will be paid to common use areas and the most frequent contact surfaces such as door knobs, tables, furniture, handrails, floors, telephones, hangers, and other elements with similar characteristics, in accordance with the following guidelines:

Disinfectants will be used as freshly prepared bleach solutions (1:50) or any of the disinfectants with virucidal activity that are on the market and that have been authorized and registered by the Ministry of Health. In the use of this product, the indications on the label will be respected.

After each cleaning, the materials used and the protective equipment used will be disposed of safely, proceeding afterwards to hand washing.

Likewise, at the end of each training shift, the common areas will be cleaned and, on each shift, the shared material must be cleaned and disinfected after each use.

- In no case will the changing rooms be opened, so the athletes must be properly uniformed.

- Sports Clubs and entities will be responsible for the necessary availability of health and safety material referred to in the CSD protocol.

HYGIENE MEASURES

- Athletes and owners, if any, must be provided with a mask, gloves and hydroalcoholic gel, the use of gloves not being required once on the field of play, for athletes but for Owners.

- Before entering the facility, hands should be washed or disinfected.

- The safety distance of 2 meters between people will be maintained at all times.

- Ball bags and any sports equipment may not be touched or shared by anyone other than its owner.

- Use disposable towels

- Do not share water bottles or the like.

- Do not touch your face during the course of training, or bring the ball close to it.

- Avoid crowding at the entrance and exit of the installation.

- Once the training is finished, the facilities and game elements must be disinfected.

- Owners, for whom the use of a mask and gloves is mandatory, must wash or disinfect their hands at the end of each training.

ESPERANZA REVERTE CRISTINO GENERAL SECRETARY

 

CIRCULAR DATE: May 10, 2020 CIRCULAR Nº 5241 A: FF.AA - DIRECTORS SPECIALTY SUBJECT: COMPLEMENTARY NOTE TO THE PROTOCOL OF RETURN TO BOLO SPORTS TRAINING

Given the doubts that have arisen and as complementary measures to the protocol of return to training published yesterday, May 9, through circular number 5240, we inform you:

1.- The Clubs must appoint a coordinator whose name and contact details will have to inform the General Coordinator appointed by the FEB for each specialty and who are:

Bowling: Mr. Francisco López Martínez

Bolo Palma: Mr. Luis Ángel Mosquera

Celtic skittle: Ms. Rocío Menéndez Rodríguez

Leon Bolus: Mr. Antonio Rodríguez Rodríguez

Plank pass: Mr. Juan Ignacio Torre Munguía

Burgos Bolus: Mr. Rodrigo Santamaría Pascual

Three boards: Mr. Alfredo Rebolleda Vesga

Andalusian Bolo: Mr. José Miguel Nieto Ojeda

2.- It is recommended that all federated athletes, trainers and auxiliary technical personnel (owners) undergo a medical examination.

Those who have been in direct contact with those infected with Covid-19, in a period of less than 14 days immediately prior to the date on which they wish to start the training, or those who have compatible symptoms, should undergo a more exhaustive control, having to follow your doctor's instructions. In the event of incidents, they must inform the coordinator of their Club and the latter of the General Coordinator of their specialty.

3.- The use of gloves and masks for athletes and coaches and auxiliary technical personnel (owners) is RECOMMENDED in all cases except at the time of playing the game.

4.- If you have any questions, you can contact us through the form on the website or by email to the address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

What I communicate to you for the appropriate purposes.

Sincerely,

ESPERANZA REVERTE CRISTINO SECRETARIA GENERAL

 

Further to the above the following supplement has been issued:

In addition to that, each Club must make a record with the date, time and name of the players that have practiced. The person responsible for disinfecting must be equipped with a jumpsuit, FFP3 face mask and pressure dispenser.

For the rest (travel, shopping in supermarkets, etc.) the central government decrees must be respected (BOE 05/10/2020).

Next week there will be a new protocol as well as the beginning of the following de-escalation phases.