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LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 15(T) of 2020

LOCAL NOTICE TO MARINERS No. 15(T) of 2020

COVID-19 – Government Guidelines for Recreational Boating
14 May 2020

(LNTM 14(T) of 2020 is hereby cancelled)

Notice is hereby given that due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic the UK Government have issued the following guidelines for recreational boating in England:

“All forms of water sports practised on open waterways, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately owned motorised craft (in line with the guidance issued by the relevant navigation authority) are allowed.”

The other key government guidelines are:

1. Marina operators are allowed to re-open. It will be for the marina/facility owner to consider
whether they are able to re-start their service whilst ensuring the safety of their staff and
users. Please check with your marina or club before travelling to your boat.

2. You may participate in water-based activities as an individual, household group, or as a pair of two people from different households who are socially distancing (i.e. you should keep 2 metres apart).

3. The guidance on staying at your primary residence applies, so no overnight visits to private
boats or for extended stays are permitted.

Please see the UK Government website for the latest information:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/coronavirus-covid-19-guidance-on-phased-returnof-sport-and-recreation

To help interpret this advice a Q&A guide has also been published and is available on the following website: DEFRA Q&A 13/05/2020

This Local Notice to Mariners shall remain in force until further notice.

• LNTM No.15(T) of 2020 - COVID-19 - Government Guidelines for Recreational Boating

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