Our response to coronavirus

In these unprecedented times we are supporting the national effort to keep everyone safe, while making sure people still have the opportunity to gain the mental and physical benefits of being by the water.

As the Government has announced that, in England, from Thursday 5 November, non-essential travel should be avoided, and overnight stays limited to work purposes only, we are advising boat licence holders to restrict your movement and not to stay overnight on your boat unless it is your primary residence from Thursday. Please read our latest update.

Boat licence terms & conditions regarding movement every 14 days will be suspended for the 4 week period from Thursday until 2 December when these restrictions are due to come to an end. 

Take a look at our coronavirus and boatings FAQs for more information.

We will keep the situation under active review and update you in line with changing circumstances and government guidance. Please refer to the government guidance for England and Wales for more information.

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Last date edited: 9 November 2020