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Government Guidelines Summary The government has set out a roadmap out of lockdown. Here are the rules which affect boating.  The full rules are here.

Current Lockdown RulesWhat this means for boating
  • Stay home  – only leave for work, essential shopping, exercise or medical appointments.
  • Exercise is allowed outdoors once a day, in your local area. You can exercise with your household, support bubble, or one other person.
  • 2 people from different households can meet outside for recreation, which can include “a coffee on a bench”.
  • No household mixing indoors or outdoors unless in your support or childcare bubble.
  • Non-essential shops, leisure, and entertainment venues closed.
  • Pubs and restaurants closed, but takeaway food permitted.
  • You can only come to Trafalgar Wharf if you live locally.
  • You can spend time at Trafalgar Wharf on a boat, with your household, support bubble, or one other person.
  • You can only spend time on your boat on your own, with your household or support bubble as you need to maintain social distancing with all other people.
  • No overnight stays are allowed.
29th March What this means for boating
  • People will be allowed to meet outside, either with one other household or within the “rule of six”, including in private gardens.
  • The stay-at-home rule will end, but the government will urge people to stay local.
  • You can come to Trafalgar Wharf, but the government is urging people to stay in the local sailing area.
  • You can meet outside with one other household or within the “rule of six”.
  • You can only spend time on your boat on your own, with your household or support bubble as you need to maintain social distancing with all other people.
  • No overnight stays are allowed.
No earlier than 12th AprilWhat this means for boating
  • All shops allowed to open.
  • Restaurants and pub gardens will be allowed to serve customers sitting outdoors, including alcohol.
  • UK domestic holidays away from home permitted, with self-contained accommodation able to reopen for use by members of the same household.
  • There is no requirement to stay in the local sailing area.
  • You can meet outside with one other household or within the “rule of six”.
  • You can only spend time on your boat on a boat, with your household or support bubble as you need to maintain social distancing with all other people.
  • Restaurants and pub gardens can open so you can start visiting your favorite places for lunch.
  • Overnight stays are allowed, but only for members of the same household.
No earlier than 17th MayWhat this means for boating
  • People can meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors.
  • 6 people or 2 households can meet indoors.
  • Pubs, restaurants, and other hospitality venues can seat customers indoors.
  • You can meet outside with up to 30 people outside.
  • You can spend time on your boat with one other household or within the “rule of six”.
  • Restaurants and pubs can seat customers indoors.
  • Overnight stays are allowed.
No earlier than 21st June
  • All legal limits on social contact will be removed.

Each stage is subject to the following conditions being met:

  • The coronavirus vaccine programme continues to go to plan.
  • Vaccines are sufficiently reducing the number of people dying from the virus or needing hospital treatment.
  • Infection rates do not risk a surge in hospital admissions.
  • New coronavirus variants do not fundamentally change the risk of lifting restrictions.

Please don’t hesitate to talk to us if you’re unclear on how roadmap out of lockdown means to your boating activities over the next few months.

 

 

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