We have been following the Government’s advice in respect of Coronavirus and have measures in place to limit risks to port users, our staff, emergency services and the public.
As the country moves towards the easing of certain provisions of the lockdown there is an understandable interest from many leisure users who want to get back out onto the water. Whilst we are also keen to see this when advised safe to do so, we need to assess the Government’s latest guidance in respect of what activities will be permitted.
It is expected that a certain number of water based leisure activities will be permitted from Wednesday 13th May, however we are waiting for confirmation of this from government.
Furthermore when facilities reopen, and water based activity is permitted stakeholders should be aware that arrangements to preserve social distancing will be needed. This means that there are likely to be certain measures that the facilities will need to enforce to follow the guidance, and more importantly keep each other, and staff safe.
In the meantime we thank you for your patience and support.
We will continue to monitor the situation closely and will advise of any further updates or clarification during the course of today.
Captain Richard Allan
Harbour Master and Chief Executive
Cattewater Harbour Commissioners