Hi Andrew. Could we go out from June 1st diving if we have face masks on from
the time we arrive, the trip out and back and the clean down. Only removing
them to dive. Only four on the boat at any one time?
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On 13 May 2020, at 14:56, Andrew Hubbard <andrew@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
See below, although I can’t imagine we will be using the boat just yet. When
we are eventually able to get out please bear in mind that I have not paid
our harbour fees for this year. I will do so once we are ready to start
using the boat again.
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From: Rosa Wilson [mailto:rosa.wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
Sent: 13 May 2020 12:42
To: Rosa Wilson <rosa.wilson@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Subject: Covid 19 - update on our operations
I have received this from Harry Gregory, the Deputy Harbour Master:
DEFRA have this morning issued clarification on green spaces which indicates
that boating on the water is now permitted in England
Their statement is as follows: “All forms of water sports practiced 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. You can continue to use towpaths for walking, running and cycling,
being mindful of other users and people living in boats along the water.”
However, the BPA and UKHHMA are still actively seeking clarification if
slipways and marina type operations can be safely opened as government
officials have previously indicated to us that marinas are to be treated the
same as caravan parks (with second homes etc). At the moment the advice is
that caravan parks should remain closed. We hope to see guidance from the
Department for Culture, Media and Sport this week and the DfT last night
indicated that decision on marinas will be made by them.
In light of the above, we see no reason why you can’t access your boat.
Currently boat parks are available to access between the hours of 8am and 5pm
daily. This will increase to 6pm in the months of June, July and August.
Please note that our slipway will effectively remain closed until 1st June
2020 at the earliest and so should you wish to use your boat, please contact
Thomas via email Thomas.grubb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx to make arrangements
and he will facilitate this.
Should you use your boat, please ensure you pay your Harbour Dues. We are
working with the Harbour Board on keeping the river safe so will be advising
Our fuelling station will re-open from this Saturday, 16th May 2020 during
As normal, our hours will be extended to 6pm for the months of June, July and
As always, the office remains manned daily so please do call us if you have
Let’s work together to keep the marina a safe area for everyone. We look
forward to seeing you here soon.
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