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Belfast pitches and bowling greens to reopen

Michael Kenwood

All Belfast city council pitches and bowling greens will reopen next week.

From Monday July 6, facilities across the city will be open to the public again, with restricted bookings.

Due to Covid 19 regulations, changing and toilet facilities are not available, and bookings are accepted from registered clubs only for one hour time slots, on the hour only.

Clubs may access the facility five minutes after the start time of their confirmed booking, and not until the previous users have left the facility. They are advised to leave five minutes early.

Clubs have to confirm that they have Covid 19 policies and procedures in place which fully comply with current Northern Ireland Executive and the National Governing Body of Sport guidance.

They have to provide the name and contact details for a Covid officer – for example, a person who is responsible for making sure that all activities are carried out in accordance with the club’s coronavirus policies and procedures.

Requests for pitch bookings must be submitted two working days prior to the date required. Saturday and Sunday and public holidays are not considered as working days for the purposes of booking. A request for a booking on a Monday must be made by the Wednesday of the previous week before 5pm.

Confirmation of fixtures where pitches have already been allocated to a league, must be submitted in full, on the agreed fixtures template, by noon on the Wednesday before for weekend fixtures, and by 12 noon on the Friday for the following midweek fixtures. 

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