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17 September 2021

The following changes come into effect from 11:59pm on Friday 17 September 2021.

Lockdown Extension

  • Lockdown to be extended for a further four weeks, until 11:59pm on Friday 15 October 2021.

Changes for real estate agents

Real estate agents are allowed to conduct in-person house inspections by private appointment. Only household members will be permitted to attend an appointment with one agent.

Changes to social and recreational sport

Social and recreational sport will be allowed to go ahead with up to 5 people permitted to gather together.

  • This will enable recreational or social sporting activities to recommence (e.g. social tennis, golf, or rowing) but does not include coaching, training or competition activity.
  • Indoor sport remains not permitted at this time

Changes for small businesses

Small businesses who are currently permitted to operate a click and collect or click and deliver service can to have up to 5 people in the business at any one time, or one person per four square metres (whichever is lesser).

  • This is an increase from 2 people.
  • Activities must accord with COVID-19 requirements for click and collect services for non-essential retailers.

Phased return to face-to-face learning

  • From 4 October 2021: Year 12 students can return to face to face learning (if the situation does not deteriorate).
  • From 18 October 2021: Year 11 students can return to face to face learning (if the situation does not deteriorate).

For more information, please click here

31st August 2021

The ACT lockdown has been extended until midnight Friday 17 September 2021.

There will be some amendments to restrictions, including for lower risk outdoor activities.

These amendments will come into effect from 5:00pm this Thursday (2 September), and include:

  • one household (any size) or up to 5 people can gather outdoors for up to 2 hours for exercise or non-organised recreation.
  • outdoor playgrounds, fitness stations and dog parks will reopen. Canberrans are asked to ensure they maintain physical distancing wherever practicable.
  • the number of people able to attend a funeral increased to no more than 20 people (excluding the people necessary to conduct the funeral).
  • the number of people able to attend a wedding increased to no more than 10 attendees (excluding the celebrant, but including persons being married and two witnesses).
  • other religious ceremonies which are time critical are permitted to go ahead with no more than 10 people (excluding those conducting the service).
  • the recommencement of services that operate outdoors and where physical distancing can be maintained, such as outdoor maintenance and gardening and dog grooming services.
  • ACT schools will continue with remote learning for the rest of Term 3. All ACT public schools and Early Childhood Education and Care services, including out of school hours care, will remain open for children of parents and carers who cannot work from home and vulnerable children.

There will also be a staged reopening of the construction sector under stringent COVID safe requirements from Friday 3 September 2021.

For more information, click here

17th August 2021

The ACT lockdown will be extended for another 2 weeks until Thursday 2 September 2021.

The full release can be found here

Extended Support for ACT Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

12th August 2021

The ACT will enter a seven-day lockdown from 5.00pm today, as a result of a COVID-19 case being identified in the community and positive wastewater detections reported overnight.

The lockdown will remain in place until 5.00pm Thursday 19 August 2021.

People in the ACT can only leave their home for the following essential reasons:

  • To shop for essentials like groceries and medicine and supplies that are essential for personal needs or for vulnerable people
  • To obtain essential health care, including to undertake a COVID-19 test or receive a scheduled COVID-19 vaccination
  • To exercise outdoors for no more than one hour per day, with one other person, or your household group
  • To provide essential caregiving services
  • To undertake essential work

Where possible, people should undertake these essential activities within their local region.

Further details on the approved reasons for leaving home are available on the ACT COVID-19 website.

Face masks must be carried at all times and worn by everyone aged over 12 years outside the home.

Non-essential businesses, including non-essential retail must close for the duration of the lockdown.

If you can work from home, you must work from home.

Further information on permitted activities and which businesses can operate during the lockdown is available on the ACT COVID-19 website.

Everyone in the ACT should continue to review the ACT COVID-19 website for exposure locations.

Full release here


Venue Capacity

  • Businesses and venues can have 25 people across the venue. If businesses wish to have more than 25 people, they can apply the one person per two square metres of usable space rule in both indoor and outdoor spaces.
  • All venues, facilities and businesses must clearly display occupancy allowance at the entrance to the venue and each individual usable space, where separate spaces exist.
  • Where relevant, specific business categories are required to develop and follow a COVID Safety Plan.
  • For further industry-specific information on restrictions currently in effect, refer to the Business and work section.
  • Patrons can now stand while eating and drinking in indoor and outdoor areas.


The requirement to wear facemasks ended on the 9th July. It is still encouraged to wear face masks where social distancing is not possible in indoor venues. Read more here

Please follow occupancy allowance and directives by your centre at all times.

Events & Gatherings

  • Unless otherwise provided for in the public health direction, events and gatherings over 1,000 people will require an exemption. Exemptions may be granted for events and gatherings for up to 10,000 people on application, in accordance with the COVID Safe Event Protocol.
  • Events between 501 and 1,000 people must notify ACT Health of their event and submit a COVID Safety Plan for review.
  • Organisers for events for between 501 and 1,000 people are required to notify ACT Health and submit their COVID Safe plan (via the online form).

Check In CBR mandatory for all restricted business activities

  • From 6 March, 2021, all restricted businesses (tenpin is a sporting activity which is classified as a restricted business), venues and facilities under the public health direction must register for and use the Check In CBR app to collect patron contact details of anyone aged 16 years and older.
  • Businesses that are not registered for Check In CBR are not compliant with the public health direction and may be penalised.
  • It is now mandatory for patrons to check in with Check In CBR.
  • Businesses must take reasonable steps to ensure patrons check in.
  • A new business profile function in the Check In CBR app has been developed to assist businesses and patrons to comply with this requirement. This will allow venues to check in patrons who are unable to do so themselves.
  • Businesses, gatherings and undertakings which are not restricted by a public health direction are not required to register for and use the Check In CBR app but are encouraged to do so.

What are your personal responsibilities

  • Take personal responsibility for your own COVID safety.
  • Keep 1.5 metres away from people or groups you don’t know whenever possible.
  • Limit physical greetings like shaking hands, hugging or kissing.
  • Don’t gather in communal areas.
  • Maintain personal hygiene, including regular hand washing or sanitising.
  • Clean and disinfect your home and frequently used objects.
  • Stay home if you’re unwell and get tested if you have COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Host gatherings outdoors if possible. It is harder to for people to maintain physical distance and there’s less ventilation in indoor spaces.
  • Follow the restrictions for both the venue and your organisation’s activity.
  • If you are on a dancefloor or at a nightclub, only dance with your social group and avoid people you don’t know.
  • Monitor travel advice before travelling or inviting friends and family to the ACT.
  • Provide your name and contact number for contact tracing purposes.
  • Download the Check In CBR app so it’s easy to sign into participating Canberra venues when you visit. Where possible, avoid using public transport during peak times.


What you can do in the ACT

Canberra COVID Home

Sport & Recreation COVID Updates – ACT Government

Info for Sport and Rec clubs, organisations and participants

Centre Contact List

ZONE BOWLING Belconnen1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Tuggeranong1300 368 067Here



9th Septemeber 2021

Parts of regional NSW currently deemed low risk and which have seen zero COVID cases for at least 14 days will emerge from lockdown at 12:01am Saturday 11 September, but will continue to operate under restrictions to ensure the safety of regional communities.

Local Government Areas (LGAs) still seeing COVID case numbers will continue to follow stay-at-home orders and will be monitored by NSW Health with updates provided as circumstances develop.

The following freedoms will be available to all people in regional LGAs where stay-at-home orders have lifted:

Gatherings in the home and public spaces:

  • Up to five visitors will be allowed in a home (not including children 12 and under).
  • Up to 20 people can gather in outdoor settings.

Venues including hospitality, retail stores and gyms:

  • Hospitality venues can reopen subject to one person per 4sqm inside and one person per 2sqm outside, with standing while drinking permitted outside.
  • Retail stores can reopen under the one person per 4sqm rule.
  • Personal services such as hairdressers and nail salons can open with one person per 4sqm, capped at five clients per premises.
  • Gyms and indoor recreation facilities can open under the one person per 4sqm rule and can offer classes for up to 20 people.
  • Sporting facilities including swimming pools can reopen.


  • Schools will re-open with Level 3 COVIDSafe measures in place.

Stadiums, theatres and major outdoor recreation facilities:

  • Major recreation outdoor facilities including stadiums, racecourses, theme parks and zoos can reopen with one person per 4sqm, capped at 5,000 people.
  • Up to 500 people can attend ticketed and seated outdoor events.
  • Indoor entertainment and information facilities including cinemas, theatres, music halls, museums and galleries can reopen with one person per 4sqm or 75 per cent fixed seated capacity.

Weddings, funerals and places of worship:

  • Up to 50 guests can attend weddings, with dancing permitted and eating and drinking only while seated.
  • Up to 50 guests can attend funerals, with eating and drinking while seated.
    Churches and places of worship to open subject to one person per 4sqm rule, with no singing.


  • Caravan parks and camping grounds can open.
  • Carpooling will be permitted.


  • Masks will remain mandatory for all indoor public venues, including public transport, front-of-house hospitality, retail and business premises, on planes and at airports.
  • Only hospitality staff will be required to wear a mask when outdoors.
  • Children aged under 12 will not need to wear a mask indoors.

For more information regarding lockdown lifting in parts of Regional NSW, click here.

19th August 2021

Greater Sydney

  • The current stay at home restrictions will remain in Greater Sydney until the end of September.
  • From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, the following additional rule will also be introduced for Greater Sydney (including regional NSW until 28 August): 
    • Mask wearing will be mandatory when outside your home, except when exercising.

Additional rules for the LGAs of concern
From 12.01am Monday, 23 August the following additional rules will apply for residents and businesses in the LGAs of concern: 

  • Curfews will be introduced from 9pm to 5am (except for authorised workers, emergencies or medical care) to help reduce the movement of young people; 
  • Outdoor exercise is limited to one hour per day; 
  • The government will provide further information on its education plan in due course.

The following new restrictions around workplaces and authorised workers from the LGAs of concern will be introduced: 

  • Childcare workers and disability support workers who live or work in the LGAs of concern must have their first vaccination dose by 30 August; 
  • Authorised workers who work outside their LGA of concern are only permitted to work if rapid antigen testing is implemented at their work-site or they have had their first vaccination dose by 30 August. 
  • From Saturday, 28 August, authorised workers from the LGAs of concern are required to carry a permit from Service NSW declaring that they are an authorised worker and cannot work from home; and 
  • From Saturday, 28 August, anyone entering an LGA of concern for the purposes of work must carry a worker permit issued by Service NSW. 
  • From 12.01am Monday, 23 August, workers from the Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland and Fairfield LGAs will no longer have to have been tested for COVID-19 in the previous 72 hours to work outside their LGA.

14th August 2021

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for all of regional NSW, effective from 5pm tonight until 12.01am Sunday 22 August 2021.

Stay-at-home orders will apply to all people who live in regional NSW.

This means the whole of New South Wales will be under stay-at-home restrictions from 5pm today.

This new order will replace any existing orders in regional NSW.

Everyone must stay at home unless they have a reasonable excuse to leave. They also cannot have visitors in their home from outside their household, including family and friends.

Every employer across NSW must require their employees to work from home unless it is not reasonably practicable.

It is a reasonable excuse to leave your home for work – but only if it is not practicable to work from home.

Anyone who leaves their home must carry a mask with them at all times. They must be worn when working outdoors, by all school staff, by all people in outdoor markets, outdoor shopping strips, and in an outdoor queue waiting for products such as coffee and food.

The Public Health Order is currently being finalised and the NSW Government COVID-19 website will be updated later today.

The Office of Sport will provide a further update in the next 48 hours as information becomes available.

11th August 2021

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions will be introduced for the Dubbo Local Government Area (LGA), which includes Wellington, Wongarbon, Geurie, Brocklehurst, Stuart Town, Mumbil and Eumungerie, effective from 1pm today until the beginning of 19 August 2021.

Stay-at-home orders will apply to all people who live in the Dubbo LGA or have been there on or after 1 August 2021.

Below is a summary of the current restrictions in place across Regional NSW. In this morning’s press conference, it was noted that advice will be provided about restrictions in the Hunter (currently due to expire at 12:01am Friday 13 August) in the coming days.

People who live in or are temporarily staying in the Dubbo local government area after 1 August 2021.
Start date: 1pm, Wednesday 11 August 2021
End date: 12:01am, Thursday 19 August 2021


People who live in or are temporarily staying in the Armidale local government area after 29 July 2021.
Start date: 5pm, Sunday 8 August 2021
End date: 12:01am, Sunday 15 August 2021

Newcastle and the Hunter

People who live in or are temporarily staying in the Newcastle, Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Port Stephens and Singleton local government areas after 31 July 2021.
Start date: 5pm, Thursday 5 August 2021
End date: 12:01am, Friday 13 August 2021

Northern Rivers

People who live in or are temporarily staying in the Ballina, Byron, City of Lismore and Richmond Valley local government areas after Saturday 31 July 2021.
Start date: 6pm, Monday 9 August 2021
End date: 12:01am, Tuesday 17 August 2021


People who live in or are temporarily staying in the Tamworth local government area after 5 August 2021.
Start date: 5pm, Monday 9 August 2021
End date: 12:01am, Tuesday 17 August 2021

The NSW Government COVID-19 information for regioanl NSW and Greater Sydney can be accessed below.

Affected Areas in Regional NSW

Greater Sydney Local Government Areas of Concern
Additional COVID-19 rules and restrictions apply to some local government areas of concern in Sydney: Blacktown, Campbelltown, Canterbury-Bankstown, Cumberland, Fairfield, Georges River, Liverpool, Parramatta and some suburbs of Penrith.

Greater Sydney Rules and Restrictions

Rules for Greater Sydney Areas of Concern

9th August 2021

To protect the people of NSW from the evolving COVID-19 outbreak, new restrictions have been introduced for several local government areas across NSW over the past few days.

The latest update across the state of NSW comes as of 5pm Monday 9th of August 2021.

Newcastle, Lake Macquarie, Cessnock, Maitland, Port Stephens, Singleton, Dungog, Muswellbrook local government areas

  • Stay at home rules apply if you live in or were in the local government areas of Newcastle, Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Port Stephens or Singleton on or after Saturday 31 July 2021. 
  • If you live in or have left the area, you must follow the stay at home rules until 11:59pm on Thursday 12 August 2021.

Armidale Regional local government area

  • Stay at home rules apply if you live in or were in the Armidale Regional local government area on or after Thursday 29 July 2021.
  • If you live in or have left the area, you must follow the stay at home rules until 12.01am Sunday 15 August 2021.

Tamworth Regional local government area

  • Stay at home rules apply if you live in or were in the Tamworth Regional local government area on or after Thursday 5 August 2021.
  • If you live in or have left the area, you must follow the stay at home rules until 12.01am Tuesday 17 August 2021.

Penrith suburbs additional restrictions
From 5pm on 8 August 2021, the suburbs of Caddens, Claremont Meadows, Colyton, Erskine Park, Kemps Creek, Kingswood, Mount Vernon, North St Marys, Orchard Hills, Oxley Park, St Clair, and St Mary’s will now be part of areas of concern and have additional restrictions.

Of note for the sport and active recreation sector, residents of the above suburbs are subject to the following requirements for exercise and outdoor recreation:

  • Stay within 5km of your home.
  • You cannot exercise or take outdoor recreation more than 5km from your home. 
  • If travelling by a private vehicle (car), do not share a car with people you do not live with, except for your nominated visitor (“singles bubble”).
  • You can exercise with 1 other person that you do not live with or your nominated visitor (“singles bubble”).
  • If you live with more than 2 other people, you can all go out together for exercise.

Visit the link here for more NSW COVID related information – COVID-19 | NSW Government

The Office of Sport COVID-19 webpage has been updated with this information.

Should you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Please note this is our summary of the situation currently. As you know, things can change very quickly. It is also the responsibility of bowlers and centres to stay up to date with the ever-changing advice provided.

Centres have the final say on requirements into their premise. Please follow centre directives at all times.

It is extremely important for all to adhere to the directives provided by the centres.


What you can and can’t do under the rules

Four Square Metre Rule & How to Calculate It

NSW COVID Safety Plan Community Sport

NSW COVID Safety Plans By Industries

NSW Office of Sport

Business Concierge Service


Centre Contact List

Ballina Tenpin02 6686 5342Here
Bateau Bay Tenpin Bowl02 4332 9999Here
Bathurst Tenpin Bowl02 6331 9922Here
Bowlarama Wetherill Park02 9609 6611Here
Campbelltown City Bowl02 4625 5222Here
Club 300 Coffs Harbour02 6652 5666Here
Coolangatta Tweed Tenpin07 5536 1606Here
Dubbo Tenpin02 6881 8222 
Dullboy’s Social Co02 4954 2477Here
Fairfield (Seven Ten Split)02 9726 8558Here
Galactic Tenpin02 6562 8689Here
Gosford City Bowl02 4328 3133Here
Grafton Tenpin Bowl02 6642 6055Here
Manhattan Superbowl02 9317 2577Here
Orange Tenpin Bowl02 6362 5466Here
Shake Rattle N Bowl02 6722 2009Here
Shellharbour Tenpin Bowl02 4295 4300Here
Shoalhaven City Lanes02 4422 1200 
Star Bowling02 6964 3102 
Strathfield Superbowl02 9642 5500Here
Tamworth Tenpins and More(02) 6798 9995Here
Tenpin City02 9737 8044Here
Terrace Strikezone02 4987 7544Here
3D Lanes Wodonga02 6024 7022Here
Wagga Bowling & Entertainment02 6971 9410Here
Windsor Tenpin Bowl02 4573 8153Here
ZONE BOWLING Blacktown1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Dee Why1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Illawarra1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Rooty Hill1300 368 067Here



5th July 2021

COVID Restrictions are in place in the Greater Darwin and Alice Springs area until the 9th July 2021.

  • Bowling centres are to remain closed as it is considered indoor exercise.

Face masks

  • Face masks must be worn in public when you cannot maintain a physical distance of 1.5m.
  • Wear a mask at places like the supermarket, shopping centre, the hairdresser and beauty salons.  Wear a mask when out for dinner but it can be removed when seated and eating and drinking.
  • Workers who come into close contact with patrons, or who work in environments where physical distancing of 1.5m cannot be applied will need to wear a mask. This includes people who work in retail, hospitality, the beauty sector and customer service industries.
  • Masks must be worn on public transport, taxis and ride-share services


  • All businesses and places where customers and clients visit must use a check-in system, like The Territory Check-In App and be able to comply with physical distancing and mask wearing requirements.
  • All businesses and places where customers and clients visit must use a check-in system, like The Territory Check-In App and be able to comply with physical distancing and mask wearing requirements.
  • anyone who is planning to travel to NT should consult https://coronavirus.nt.gov.au/  to ascertain entry requirements.

Personal behaviour

Personal behaviour is our best defence against COVID-19.

  • Book your COVID-19 vaccine
  • If you have symptoms, stay away from others and get tested for COVID-19.
  • Wash your hands with soap and water and use hand sanitiser regularly.
  • Do not go to work if you feel sick.
  • Maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres.
  • Reduce interactions with people you do not know or don’t see often.

Please contact your local centre to find out what and how things are running to fit in with restrictions.


NT Government Roadmap to new normal

NT Stage 3 Checklist

NT Updates

COVID-19 Information for stakeholders from Department of Tourism, Sport & Culture

Centre Contact List

Dustbowl08 8952 5051Here
Planet Tenpin08 8985 4416Here




18th August 2021

Today the Premier announced that the strict conditions implemented for the recently impacted Local Government Areas (LGAs) will be lifted at 4pm Friday 20 August 2021, which is earlier than previously advised. The restrictions in the Cairns and Yarrabah Council areas will now align with the rest of Queensland.

Due to Queensland’s strong response, we are pleased to advise community sport and recreation will be able to recommence. While this easing of restrictions is great news for clubs, organisations and activity providers within these regions, some additional requirements will remain in place in the 11 South East Queensland LGAs to ensure the ongoing safety of Queenslanders.


  • While masks are not required when you are outdoors, you must carry your mask with you at all times
  • masks must be continued to be worn in indoor spaces, when at stadiums, at an airport, and on a domestic or international flight departing or arriving in Queensland.

In summary, from 4pm Friday 20 August 2021, community sport, including training and competition, can resume with spectators, in line with indoor and outdoor venue event requirements.

Indoor sport and recreation

  • Indoor sport and recreation can have one person per four square metres or 75% allocated seated and ticketed capacity
  • compliance with the COVID Safe Checklist. This includes the collection of contact information through the Check In Qld App
  • occupant density and physical distancing measures do not apply to the field of play
  • it is not possible to observe physical distancing while undertaking activity however attendees must observe physical distancing off the field of play, to the extent possible.

The above restrictions will remain in place at least until 4pm Friday 27 August 2021. The updated roadmap for easing of restrictions has additional information about this upcoming easing of restrictions.

Roadmap to easing of restrictions

Business Update

On 2 August 2021, the Queensland Government announced the COVID-19 Business Support Grants of $5000 for eligible businesses affected by the COVID-19 lockdown in South East Queensland (SEQ) that commenced on 31 July 2021, and lockdowns in other states.

In addition to this, the Australian and Queensland Governments have reached an agreement that will see the value of the Queensland COVID-19 Business Support Grants rise from $260 million to $600 million.

As a result, specific relief for businesses and not-for-profit organisations has been made available including a $1000 one-off grant to non-employing sole traders across Queensland, and tiered payments based on payroll size for all businesses.

Applications for these grants opened on 16 August 2021, with more detailed information available online via Business Queensland, including an eligibility checker to streamline the process.


Queensland Health COVID Updates

Poster Download for Lockdown

QLD Return to Play Guide

QLD Covid-19 Latest Updates & Alerts

TBAQ COVID Update PageSpecific centre opening info included

Centre Contact List

Aspley 10Pin Bowl07 3263 8848Here
Bundy Bowl & Leisure Centre07 4152 4334Here
Burdekin Bowl07 4783 3332 
Caboolture Bowl & Mini Golf07 5495 6000Here
Coolangatta Tweed Tenpin07 5536 1606Here
Go Bowling Ashmore07 5539 6433Here
Go Bowling Cairns07 4053 3497Here
Hervey Bay Tenpin Bowl07 4128 4200Here
Logan City Tenpin Bowl07 3209 2255Here
Mackay Leisure Centre07 4952 1509Here
Maryborough Tenpin07 4122 3100Here
Mt Isa Tenpin07 4749 5559 
Mt Warren Lanes07 3287 5666Here
NQ Tenpin Atherton07 4091 1900Here
Rockhampton Tenpin Bowl07 4927 1555Here
Strathpine Bowl07 3205 5386Here
Suncity Tenpin(07) 5443 2580Here
Toowoomba Sunset Superbowl07 4634 0233Here
Townsville Tenpin & Fun Centre 07 4773 2133Here
ZONE BOWLING Capalaba1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Mt Gravatt Lanes1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Richlands Bowl1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Robina1300 368 067Here



17th August 2021

11th August 2021

There will be a further stepping down of restrictions in South Australia this week.

Rules for bowling remain the same but

From Thursday, August 12:

  • Density limits for seated activities will increase to 3 people per 4 sqm.This includes for the seated consumption of food and beverages at cafes, restaurants and pubs.
  • Density limits for standing activities, such as retail shops, or mixed standing and seating, will be1 person per 2 sqm. 
  • All private gatherings outside the home will be capped at 50 people (home gatherings remain capped at 10).

All other restrictions remain the same. This includes the gym and indoor fitness density limit of 1 person per 4 sqm, and mandatory mask requirements.

Health experts continue to advise that we need restrictions to protect South Australians given the risk posed by the devastating Delta strain outbreaks interstate.

This follows yesterday’s announcement that the Marshall Liberal State Government has partnered with the Federal Morrison Government to deliver a further $40million in cash grants to help South Australian businesses bounce back.

5th August 2021

South Australia is under Level 2 restrictions with some additional restrictions.

  • 1/4 density for enclosed spaces for Indoor Sports training or Sports events
  • Seated food and Beverage consumption only.
  • Spectator restrictions. 
  • Masks are required 

28th July 2021

The Stay at Home order has been lifted, and Level 3 restrictions are in place.

  • Tenpin Bowling centres may reopen but only for social play and training at this time.
  • Masks must be worn and density requirements  (1 person per 4 square meters) adhered to.
  • League competitions are not permitted at this time
  • Sports spectators are only allowed to be present as a caregiver for a participant at training – only one caregiver per participant is allowed and must be wearing a mask.
  • Mandatory use of QR Code check-ins.
  • Seated food and beverage consumption only

All going well, further lifting of restrictions will occur in one weeks time.

Full list of level 3 restrictions – Current activity restrictions | SA.GOV.AU: COVID-19

19th July 2021

The state government has announced some changes to come into effect from 12:01am 20th July 2021. The state is now under Level 4 restrictions.

It has been communicated that indoor facilities must close with no team, club or competitive sport with these restrictions which includes bowling venues.

The full release can be found here – Current Activity Restrictions release

16th July 2021

Changes have been made to the following Directions, which will take effect at 12:01 am 16 July 2021

  • Cross Border Travel—Associated Direction 30
  • Public Activities Direction No 29

See the following pages for how these directions are applied

1st July 2021

From midnight tonight, restrictions will be reintroduced in South Australia and reassessed after seven days.

These include:

  • Masks are highly recommended in indoor public areas and on public transport.
  • Limit of 150 people at private gatherings
  • Density requirement of one person per two square metres
  • People must use QR codes (or manual check in system if not available) to check in when attending relevant locations.

30th June 2021

The following is in effect and applies to all of South Australia:

  • Masks are highly recommended in indoor public areas and on public transport;
  • People must use QR codes (or manual check in system if not available) to check in when attending relevant locations.

Public Activities Direction No 26 is in effect from 6:16 pm.

27th June 2021

Cross-border Travel—Associated Direction No.24 came into effect at 8:26 pm 27 June 2021.

Entry to South Australia is prohibited for travellers from ACT, NSW, NT, QLD, WA and to travellers who have been at a relevant Tier 1 or Tier 2 Exposure Site in Victoria. Other Victorian travellers are able to enter but some restrictions may still apply.

There are no restrictions on travel from Tasmania.

See Travel Restrictions for details on all of the above restrictions and exceptions.

See Common questions for more information.

All community sport (indoor/outdoor, contact/non-contact) are permitted.

The total number of people at a place must not exceed 1 person per 2 square metres. These requirements apply only to patrons, not staff.

Physical distancing, or social distancing principles apply. Every person should attempt to stay at least 1.5 metres from other members of the public. However, this does not apply to people who live together, who are friends or family members, or people who regularly associate with each other.

Wearing a face mask is not mandatory, but it is recommended to wear a mask when out in public if you are unable to physically distance.

Food and Beverages –

  • Food and beverage must be consumed while seated indoors
  • Cocktail functions, self-serve buffets or grazing tables where people congregate and use shared utensils are not permitted. Note – if you remain at the same table, food allocated to your table can be shared among people who are your table

Contact Tracing

From 1 December, all bowling centres must use an approved contact tracing system which includes the use of the COVID Safe Check-In feature on the mySA GOV app developed by SA Health.

You can download the mySA GOV app using your smart phone. In the mySA GOV app, select the COVID SAfe Check-In tile when you arrive at a venue or business, and follow the prompts to scan their unique QR code and check in.

More information can be found here https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/business-and-work/covid-safe-check-in

Paper contact tracing methods will be available for those without a compatible smart phone.

Covid-Safe Plan

All businesses that conduct a Defined public activity must have a COVID-Safe Plan.

Please follow centre directives at all times


SA Response New Guidelines 16th November

SA Roadmap

SA COVID Safety Plan – How to create

SA Roadmap Considerations

SA Recovery Webpage – Details on Roadmap

SA COVID Dashboard

Centre Contact List

Bowland Salisbury08 8250 2588Here
ZONE BOWLING Cross Road1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Noarlunga1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Woodville Bowl1300 368 067Here
Bowland Marion(08) 8298 9888Here
Kaboom Family Entertainment(08) 8723 2045Here




2nd July 2021

Check in TAS update

Changes are being made to Check in TAS to assist contact tracing in the event of a case or cases of COVID-19 in the community.

Under the changes, from 7 July 2021 the requirement for a person to be at a location for at least 15 minutes before being required to use Check in TAS will be removed. Each time a person enters a relevant location they must use Check in TAS regardless of how long they stay.

From 31 July the relevant locations requiring the use of Check in TAS will be expanded. See  Check in TAS information for organisations and businesses for more information.

Gathering limits are determined by the density of the area, up to a maximum of:

  • 250 people for an undivided space in an indoor premises;

Maximum density limit is one person per 2 square metres.

Where the number of people permitted according to the density limit is less than the gathering limit, the lower number applies.

For sporting and recreation facilities with multiple indoor spaces, the gathering cap applies separately to each single undivided indoor space. For example, a multi-purpose sporting venue with multiple, separate, undivided indoor spaces, could have up to 250 people in each of these spaces (the density limit applies).

The maximum number of people permitted on a premises includes coaches, athletes, staff, volunteers, children and babies.

Where practicable, attendees should maintain a distance of 1.5 metres from other people.

League bowling is allowed as per the permission on Level C of the AIS Framework for Rebooting sport.

Please contact your local centre to see what they are allowing to happen in line with these restrictions.

Next Stage:


Tasmania Roadmap to Recovery

Tasmania’s Plan for Returning to Sport and Recreation

Current Restrictions

Gatherings, density and physical distancing

Sport & Recreation Guidelines

Important Community Updates

TAS Covid Information Website

Centre Contact List

Devonport Tenpin Bowl03 6424 7688 
Launceston Lanes03 6344 9933Here
ZONE BOWLING Moonah1300 368 067Here


15th September 2021

Today the Premier has announced a change in lockdown restrictions for both Ballarat and Shepparton.

See details below (and attached):

  • Shepparton – An easing to the current lockdown restrictions (restriction settings now match the rest of Regional Victoria) from 11:59pm tonight (September 15).
  • Ballarat – A weeklong lockdown from 11:59pm tonight (September 15), where Ballarat will now have the same restrictions in place as Metropolitan Melbourne – except for the curfew.

Please find attached the following:

At this point in time, there are no broader changes for Metropolitan Melbourne and Regional Victoria. As we are classified under the ‘Indoor physical recreation & sport’ umbrella, Tenpin Bowling centres are still unable to re-open at this stage, however, we are looking forward to hearing the next steps from the Premier this weekend.

8th September 2021

The Premier has announced an easing to the current lockdown restrictions for Regional Victoria (excluding Shepparton) from 11:59pm Thursday 9 September. As we are classified under the ‘Indoor physical recreation & sport’ umbrella, Tenpin Bowling centres are unable to re-open at this stage, however this is certainly a step in the right direction.

Please find attached the following:

At this point in time there are no changes for Metropolitan Melbourne and Shepparton.

1st September 2021

Victoria’s statewide lockdown has been extended. According to the Premier, the current lockdown restrictions will remain in place until 70 per cent of Victorians have had at least one dose of the vaccine, which is estimated to be around September 23.

Please find attached the following:

21st August 2021

Regional Victoria is now also in lockdown from 1pm today (August 21st). This means that the entire state of Victoria is now in lockdown and as a result all indoor physical recreation & sport (including Tenpin Bowling centres) across the state will need to close in Regional Victoria and remain closed in Metro Melbourne.

Please find attached the following:

15th August 2021

Metro Victoria: Due to the ongoing level of community transmission of coronavirus in Victoria, the current lockdown across Melbourne will be extended and a curfew will be put in place across metropolitan Melbourne.

Victoria’s Chief Health Officer has declared that from tonight the lockdown restrictions will be strengthened and extended in metropolitan Melbourne, until 11.59pm on Thursday, 2 September. This is an additional 14 days on the previous directions.
The strengthened settings will see a curfew imposed from 9pm to 5am every night. This will operate as it did last year, with very limited reasons to leave the home during this time.

No change to the latest update for Regional Victorian centres at this stage.

Full Media Release

Table of Restrictions Summary

QR Codes   

All businesses are now required to use the Victorian Government QR Code Service, unless an exemption applies. 

Businesses must ensure that every customer and visitor has checked-in, no matter how long they are at the premises.  

Please ensure you check with your local bowling centre on if they are opening and what they are currently allowing.


Sport and exercise – What can you do?

COVIDSafe Summer – How we live in Victoria

Record Keeping for contact tracing – for business

QR Code Check In Information

Department of Health & Human Services Victorian Government – Sport Updates

Sport & Rec Victoria

Return to Sport Venue Checklist

Victoria Government Coronavirus Important Information Page

Centre Contact List

Bendigo Bowling Centre 03 5443 9944Here
Colac Strikes and Spares03 5231 4100 
Great Ocean Road Tenpin Bowl03 5561 6877Here
Horsham Lanes and Games03 5382 5022 
Oz Tenpin Ballarat Bowl03 5331 5610Here
Oz Tenpin Chirnside Park  03 9727 0007Here
Oz Tenpin Epping03 9408 3077Here
Oz Tenpin Geelong Bowling Lanes03 5241 2200Here
Oz Tenpin Greensborough Bowl03 9467 4544Here
Oz Tenpin Narre Warren Superbowl03 9704 2955Here
Oz Tenpin Point Cook03 9369 1400Here
Oz Tenpin Star Bowl03 5821 5587Here
Sunraysia Tenpin03 5022 2033Here
3D Lanes (Wodonga)02 6024 7022Paul Delany
Wangaratta Supa Bowl03 5722 3722Here
Wyncity Bowl & Entertainment03 9236 8383Here
Wyncity Morwell03 5134 6450Here
Xplosions Bar & Bowl03 9746 7278Here
ZONE BOWLING Boronia1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Forest Hill1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Frankston1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Highpoint1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Keon Park1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Moorabbin Bowl1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Watergardens1300 368 067Here



12th July 2021

WA remains in a State of Emergency. Some important measures remain in place to help keep WA safe.

  • Capacity Limits: There are no longer any capacity restrictions for venues and events. This means private gatherings, concerts, sporting games, and weddings can go ahead at full capacity.
  • SafeWA Contact Registers – You can help keep WA safe by checking in at businesses and venues using SafeWA, or by leaving your details on a contact register.

What you can and cannot do in WA webpage

7th July 2021

Transitional restrictions are in effect from 12.01am Tuesday, 6 July 2021 until 12.01am Monday, 12 July 2021 for Perth and Peel, as we continue our safe and sensible pathway to pre-lockdown life.

In summary:

  • All Bowling Centres are open with a 150 person limit
  • Masks are mandatory with medical exemptions in place
  • It is vital that all Western Australians ensure they are registering their contact details at businesses and venues where contact registers are mandatory. The SafeWA app is an efficient and safe way to assist contact tracing if it is required.

The full release can be found here

Please continue to follow bowling centre directives at all times.


WA Covid Information Website

WA Government Roadmap

SafeWA guide for patron’s webpage

Centre Contact List

Bunbury Tenpin Bowl 08 9791 2233Here
Super Bowl Melville08 93307466Here
Super Bowl Warwick08 9246 5088Here
ZONE BOWLING Cannington1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Joondalup1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Morley1300 368 067Here
ZONE BOWLING Rockingham1300 368 067Here


Some people are at greater risk of more serious illness with COVID-19. As we move towards living in a COVIDSafe Australia, people still need to take extra steps to protect those most at risk. Read our advice on who is at greater risk and how to protect them.

Those considered as a greater risk to contracting COVID-19 are:

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and people in remote communities
  • Older people
  • People in aged care facilities
  • People with chronic conditions
  • People with disability

Click here for more information from the Australian Government Health Department

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