One of the questions in the 'Return to Bowling' survey asked What concerns you about returning to bowling in 2021? There was a free text section for responses and 91 of the 131 answers received did add a comment reply to this question. Here they all are:
will other bowlers be safe? veterans probably safe if vaccinated but what about open leagues with younger bowlers?
want to bowl but after all this, why take the risk.
Maybe have vaccinated leagues and non vaccinated ???????
Really don't think much competitive bowling will happen in 2021
I am worried about putting my own and my team's health at risk.
Each week there will be the unknown of whether we are able to play or not if members of our team or our opponents are self isolating.
Travel to games could be a problem as many depend on lifts from others but then difficult to maintain social distancing.
That not all bowlers & clubs will adhere to the rules/guidelines
As long as we can maintain social distancing around the green. No problem.
No major concerns by the beginning of May. With Covid measures in place it is likely that the risk of catching it is much less likely. Particularly for veterans who will definitely all have been vaccinated by then and probably much earlier.
It may still have an impact on people with underlying conditions but the exercise and mental well being far outweigh the risk for most people.
hope the weather warms up
I do not consider myself to be vulnerable and am loathe to take a back seat in life.
Bowling and all that goes with it has an enormous effect on our physical, social and mental wellbeing,this is proven to be the case in all available worldwide research.
I fear that the longer we are prevented from organised team bowling the worse our personal and bowling in general futures will be be.
That the vaccine does not work and catching it from someone that has not had the vaccine
I am not concerned if guidelines are followed by all
Very little unless there is a late start. I think that might create confusion with the fixtures.
Not everyone is prepared to have the vaccine and I worry about catching covid from one of those people
No concerns really.
I think that all clubs should follow the examples set by Springwood and Milnsbridge in ensuring the Government Protocols re distance, sanitisation of equipment etc and a maximum of 30 people are followed.
Each club providing a covid safe environment when club facilities vary so widely in all leagues.
Whether all of us have had the jab including the 60+ bowlers.
The extent to which all Clubs adhere to the Covid rules (I'm assuming there will be some).
Some bowlers after a few weeks may become a bit blase in keeping to the rules.
Pressure some Clubs and teammates will bring on bowlers , who are a bit reluctant, to play.
Whether there are new variants of Covid as we are seeing at the moment.
At my age with health issues I can't afford to get Covid even though I will have had the vaccinations and so I must be cautious.
Safe distancing not being adhered to.
Pairs would not be as safe.
Very strict guidelines need to be followed by ALL bowlers.
Catching the virus
Not all will have had the vaccine.
Close proximity to others.
Sharing equipment, pavilion hygiene etc
People need to be vaccinated to minimise the risk not only to protect your self but others also.
Will there be enough clubs with enough members left to run teams for all abilities?
Being in contact with people who may not be as diligent as myself
Starting then stopping again
I will return when I know it's completely safe or when I think it will be completely safe can't see it being 100% safe
Nothing much after 2nd vaccine but would expect distancing as much as possible and sanitising jack and use of hand gel.
Infections still being spread by carriers therefore still need some protective measures put in place.
no concerns myself but I appreciate other people will have
Getting to 21
Just need safety
Trying to keep distance from other bowlers
Everything depends on covid restrictions but news regarding the Oxford vaccine could bring start date to earlier than July.
mixing with a lot of people
The fact that social distancing must be adhered to and masks should be worn in the clubhouse and possibly whilst playing pairs.
Bowlers who have decided NOT to have the Vaccine
I am not concerned but i think a few from our club maybe
mixing with folk who may still have the virus
I think with careful planning and common sense, we should be able to bowl in outdoor sport.
Covid 19 still being prevalent in younger bowlers who may not have been following guidelines, the use of toilets, probably no refreshments and probably having to travel separately and until this killer virus is absolutely deemed safe.
Keeping everyone safe
I have no concerns personally just hope that it is able to go ahead and enough people will bowl and that we are able to continue in the leagues even if it means extending the season because of a late start
No concerns at all
Nothing as long as any rules put in place are adhered to
Social distancing & wearing masks
Other bowlers ignoring rules
Transmission of the virus to other bowlers, as some are in the older age groups. Also taking the virus home as I live with a vulnerable person
It's an outside sport that is good for all.
Think we should wear face-covering on the green
That all bowlers feel safe and rules are adapted to ensure this
Nothing as long as we find ways to socially distance and maybe not offer drinks for now
People being scared and not enough information to sensibly play making sure all possible care is still taken by clubs and bowlers and to follow completely the guidelines that will probably have to be drawn up, also travelling for away matches if car share is still not an option
No concerns really - Probably keep Covid restrictions in Clubhouse
Nothing if I have had the vaccine
Transmission of covid 19
No concerns just miss it so much
Content of COVID February 22 roadmap to normality and then possible adverse changes preventing bowling
Just that we need to stay safe and still maintain social Distances I think this could be possible and safe from the beginning of April
How many people will not be vaccinated?
As long as everyone has had their vaccine, no problems
Nothing really just as long that the government guidelines are met and adhered to when matches are played.
Ensuring rule re social distancing are kept
Been bowling at thrum Hall in winter league, my wife also been bowling at hove Edge as well--my thoughts are it was very well thought out and worked well cleaning of jacks, two metres apart, no shaking of hands etc,I had no problems at all so I would not see any problems with the season going ahead, of course its up to what tier we are in and of course the government
Some people who get too close.
We keep to 2mtr distance, only bowl singles for a start then see how it goes.
Would love to bowl but safety must be priority. playing against someone who has not been vaccinated
Far too many unknowns to risk infection and possible death
As long as we abide by the rules and keep ourselves safe nothing will concern me.
From July last year we had bowling at Brockholes every day up until the middle of October. Members could practice every day managed by a booking system.I organised competitions on a Sunday which were very well attended. A member of the committee completed all required risk assessments to enable us to bowl.
Feeling safe on the green
If it doesn't get going this year
Other people being careless
The transmission of the virus to bowlers under 50 years old
Possible spread of covid if some have not been vaccinated
No real concerns
I think it can be managed well.
It will lift everyone's wellness as I know a lot of bowlers have been really affected by not being able to get out there and bowl.
We will all just have to be a little bit more careful and learn to live with it.