New lockdown restrictions: November 2020

3rd November, 2020 by Sutton Harbour Group

Sutton Harbour Marina, new lockdown restrictions
Sutton Harbour Marina, new lockdown restrictions

New UK Government restrictions will come into effect across England for the period from midnight on Wednesday 4th November through to Tuesday 2nd December to address the Covid-19 pandemic.

Please be assured that Sutton Harbour Marina will stay open for business and access to your vessels will remain through-out.  Our office will continue to be staffed between 8am and 6pm, for assistance please telephone 01752 204702 or email [email protected] 

Our dedicated berthing team will continue to look after the safety and security of your boat whilst you are at home.  If there is anything you need us to check on your behalf, please do not hesitate to ask us.

The full text of the The Yacht Harbour Association (TYHA)’s position statement is included below.

Please keep safe and well and we will see you soon.

The Marina Team 
 

The Yacht Harbour Association
Marina Industry Position Statement – England
3rd November 2020

As directed by Government for the period 5th November to 2nd December 2020 marinas can remain open for business services including (but not limited to) boatyard, boat servicing and tenants. Chandleries and other non-essential retail can remain open for delivery to customers, click and collect and to supply the marine trade. On site catering should close unless providing takeaway services.


No overnight stays are allowed on boats except for residential berth holders (where the boat is their Primary Residence) or for business purposes. Toilets and showers can remain open for site users. 


Access and access control systems may remain open to customers however marinas should encourage their berth holders to adhere to Government rules for England requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes: 
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november#stay-at-home


Whilst this initial announcement outlines the Government’s intention, the details of how this will affect boating and marinas in England will not be clear until the legislation has been through Parliament and we have received the necessary guidance from Government Departments including DEFRA and DCMS.


Current Government guidance does not provide complete clarity and there are some uncertainties including Government’s definition of ‘exercise outdoors or visit an outdoor public place’. Until further clarity is available marinas may decide to accept that their customers should be able to make their own choice based on Government guidance.
https://www.gov.uk/guidance/new-national-restrictions-from-5-november#stay-at-home
 

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