Any content, information, or advice found on social media platforms and the wider Internet, including forums such as YBW, should NOT be acted upon unless checked against a reliable, authoritative source, and re-checked, particularly where personal health and liberty is at stake. Seek professional advice/confirmation before acting on such at all times.
Users who are found to promulgate FAKE NEWS on the forum in regard to this issue, intentional or otherwise, may find their access terminated. It is your responsibility to provide references to bona fide sources.
FAKE NEWS, in this regard, is that which is posited by organisations, media, etc., that is repeated on the forum, or used to support personal opinion/hypothesis posted by users - FAKE NEWS is not necessarily the personal opinion/hypothesis being posted in itself, any issues with such should be challenged respectfully.
As far as I know you are not legally obliged to answer questions from a harbour master. The fact that the boat was away from her mooring overnight does not prove that you were away from home overnight.We have been told we are ok for day trips but not over night, staying out wouldn't be a problem but they might not be keen on letting us back in the next day!
You don't need to - they are lawful unless you can see something in the regulations (not the guidelines) that explicitly prohibits them and that doesn't exist.I haven’t seen anything in the guidelines allowing overnight stays. Everyone will make their own judgements but I personally am not going to ‘Cummings’ the rules until it is a bit clearer that infection rates are staying down.
My respect for rules of grammar are rather more lax.
Thank you for the steer on this.You don't need to - they are lawful unless you can see something in the regulations (not the guidelines) that explicitly prohibits them and that doesn't exist.
Apparently it was going to be put into the latest revision but was left out eventually because it is acknowledged that legitimate outdoor activities can extend overnight.
Ah the "spirit of the rules" very useful as that isn't written down and so no one can argue with your interpretation. Makes life so much easier than dealing with reality (i.e. what we are and are not allowed to do).Thank you for the steer on this.
Nowadays I try not read regulations because I want to follow the spirit of the rules, along with the 99.9% of my fellow citizens who do the same. I’ll leave overnighting until it becomes clearly permitted.
bedouin, thank you for your reply.Ah the "spirit of the rules" very useful as that isn't written down and so no one can argue with your interpretation. Makes life so much easier than dealing with reality (i.e. what we are and are not allowed to do).
That is a position that seems popular with the likes of Stephen Kinnock, Ian Blackford, journalists and all the others who seem to think that they don't need to follow the letter because they are following the spirit Actually I don't entirely disagree with that but what is hypocritical is to criticise others who take a different view
As far as I know there is no published guidance that mentions overnight stays on boats.bedouin, thank you for your reply.
I follow the government’s published guidance and leave the barrack room lawyers, SPADs and other such riff-raff to pick through the statutory instruments looking for loopholes.
As far as I know there is no published guidance permitting staying on board boats, or caravans, or tents. these are not mentioned in guidance I've seen. In fact it still requires us to minimise time spent away from home, with work, medical issues and exercise as specific exceptions. It specifically prevents us staying in other homes and holiday homes.As far as I know there is no published guidance that mentions overnight stays on boats.
There is no need to look for loopholes in the SIs as there is nothing in there that can reasonably be interpreted as prohibiting staying on the boat.