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You Can Go Boating ?

oldgit

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RYA confirms boating is permitted

Posted on 6th November 2020


The RYA has published its understanding of the current restrictions in England that apply for 4 weeks until 2 December:
  • Recreational boating from a public outdoor space for single households and support bubbles or with one other person (with social distancing) is currently permitted
  • Public waterways and beaches will remain open during the lockdown
  • Outdoor sports centres and amenities (which includes sailing clubs and watersports centres) will have to close
  • Members may be able to access boats for essential checks and maintenance, however, this will need to be agreed with their club/marina/harbour authority, with individuals taking personal responsibility for meeting Government guidance
  • University sport will not be taking place
  • School sport will be happening but only as part of organised school activity
  • Some charities may be able to continue aspects of their work
  • There are continuing exemptions for elite athletes for them to train or compete, so the British Sailing Team programme can continue
  • No overnight stays are allowed on boats except for residential berth holders (where the boat is their Primary Residence) or for business purposes
PLA https://server1.pla.co.uk/assets/14of2020-sportrecreationonthethames-covid-19update6thnovember2020.pdf
 

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All in all a chaotic situation which basically boils down to .....
" If you think you the rules look as though they do not directly forbid your interpretation of them". Do whatever you can personally justify as being OK, regards using your boat.
 

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All in all a chaotic situation which basically boils down to .....
" If you think you the rules look as though they do not directly forbid your interpretation of them". Do whatever you can personally justify as being OK, regards using your boat.
And whatever you do don't go on an internet forum asking if its ok, just do it and don't tell anyone.
 

Time Out

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Or you can ignore the answers you don't like and go with the ones you do.
Indeed. I went out today. Tedd to Twick. Couple of take out pints at White Swan. Bliss.
Even saw 10 paddle boarders !
 
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