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Bowling: Coronavirus

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN 73801, tabled on 14 July 2020

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, for what reason bowling alleys were not included in the reopening of businesses on 4, 11 and 13 July 2020.

Answered on

20 July 2020

Physical activity facilities play a crucial role in supporting adults and children to be active. From 1 August, we will reopen bowling alleys.

The Government is committed to reopening leisure facilities and visitor attractions, including bowling alleys, as soon as it is safe to do so. The Sport Working Group and the Visitor Economy Working Group both feed into the Cultural Renewal Taskforce, and ensure strong sector and expert support for the co-development of guidance. This will help ten pin bowling alleys become Covid-19 Secure and re-open as early as possible.

As with all aspects of the Government’s response to Covid-19, our decisions will continue to be based on scientific evidence and public health assessments.

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