A BOWLING club will reopen following the relaxation of coronavirus rules on outdoor activity.

Rhuddlan Bowling Club said it will open its doors open its doors to social bowling round robin matches between members from Friday, April 9. Clubs and players must follow Sport Wales Covid-19 guidelines that state a maximum of four people can meet from two households, excluding children under 11 and carers.

Some bowling clubs across the North Wales region have struggled to return over the last year and the launch of the Clwydian Senior Citizens Bowling League this summer will be dependent on player numbers.

Shirley Capper, social media officer for Rhuddlan Bowling Club, said: “We are hoping to get our Senior Citizens team up and running in July but this depends on how many teams can get players.

“Quite a few clubs are struggling at the moment because of Covid, having not bowled in a league since 2019, and a lot of bowlers are getting on and either don’t want to play again or have gotten out of the habit.

“As soon as the green opens we will be doing round robin competitions which really benefit members, getting exercise and fresh air, especially as they are not doing a great deal.”

The Welsh Government will carry out its next review of coronavirus regulations on April 22, which will include gyms and leisure facilities, organised outdoor activities for 30 people and indoor activities for 15 people, as well as the number of extended households that are allowed meet.

BowlsWales said it is working with national governing bodies to develop specific guidelines for clubs and leagues ahead of the review.