Covid-19 River Restrictions


Following the Governments latest Covid-19 safety procedures and Environment Agency restrictions, whilst we are in National Lockdown from 4th January 2021 customers should not be travelling to visit us to maintain and/or use their boats. Travel on waterways and overnight stays are only permitted where the boat is your permanent residence or it is necessary for work, education or legally permitted reasons.  There are Tier dependant guidelines for recreational boating on travelling, exercise, socialising (on board) and mixing of households. The Boat House continues to provide moorings and storage for customers boats and is open for service and repair contractors by appointment and subject to Tier dependant restrictions. Where possible boatyard and boat sales staff are working from home and boat sales viewings are available virtually by appointment.

Please note: although the River Thames is open to navigation subject to Tier restrictions some stretches are also subject to navigation hazards, winter restrictions and harbour control warnings.  Boat owners are advised to check on current river conditions and the latest EA navigation warnings.  

Boatyard and boat maintenance services are available where appropriate safety measures allow work to progress.  Essential boatyard operations are continuing and whilst travel restrictions apply, we would be happy on request to externally check any berth holder’s boat and report back.

 Visitor numbers may be restricted on site and all visitors are responsible for following Government Guidelines and providing their own personal protection equipment.  Our primary concern is the safety and welfare of our staff and customers.  Activity should be in line with the Government’s travel and social distancing advice at all times.

   When Tier restrictions allow boat sales viewings, please note:

  1. Call us (01932 225 034) or Contact Us to check which Tier restrictions currently apply.
  2. Viewings will be by appointment only (all vessels will be sanitised prior to and after viewing).
  3. Please wear a mask if you are invited inside the office or using any of the facilities.
  4. Sanitising stations are available on entry to the showroom for all visitors use.
  5. Please follow the separation zones and maintain the 2m social distancing guidelines.

Thank you, good luck – stay well and protect us all


Updated 19/12/2020

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