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This policy and update were rescinded by the BoM 5 April 2022

The Birkenhead Bowling Club Board is committed to protecting our members, contractors and any visitors to our Club from the harmful effects of COVID-19, as well as minimising the risk of COVID-19 transmission within both the bowling community and the wider community. In this regard, we are following the lead of Bowls New Zealand and Bowls North Harbour who have both advised that double vaccination is a requirement for players and clubs they will use for their own tournaments.
We also believe that this is necessary to ensure the sustainability and financial viability of the Club.  It has therefore been decided to implement the following policy:

Policy Statement:

That the Birkenhead Bowling Club will mandate the requirement for a COVID-19 Vaccination Certificate to be provided to the Club prior to individuals entering Birkenhead Bowling Club premises. This will come into effect as soon as the Government provide the means to enforce the policy.

This policy will cover playing members, social members, visitors, employees, contractors, suppliers and any person entering the Club property.
This decision is based on the current information available. The Board will monitor the situation and may make changes to the policy if Government legislation requires it.

Update 30/11/21:

The Board wishes to advise that now the Government have provided the necessary method of checking vaccination status, the Birkenhead Bowling Club Vaccination Policy is in effect as from 1 Dec 2021.
To reiterate, this means that any person who enters the Club premises must be able and willing to show proof of double vaccination. Failing to do so will result in that person aged 12 years or older, being refused entry.
In order to minimize the inconvenience to Members or visitors, the Club has the ability to scan Vaccine Passes and/or record people’s status on a confidential Club database. A sticker will be adhered to membership cards so that it becomes easier for members to show their status.
Should a member not be able to be vaccinated due to medical grounds, they must produce a government mandated Vaccination Exemption. This will need to be submitted to the Board for consideration of an exemption, to allow them to enter the Club while unvaccinated. If the Board approves and grants an exemption the member will be required to wear a mask at all times while anywhere on the Club property.

The Government has now announced that the country will move to the latest COVID-19 Protection Framework (Traffic Light System) on Friday 3rd December. Auckland will be under RED LIGHT RULES.

Birkenhead Bowling Club Board of Management