Coronavirus and paddle sports

Now that the government has eased restrictions on recreation, you are allowed to take part in paddle sports either alone, with members of your household, or with up to five other people from outside your household.

Update regarding our response in Leicester – What you need to know

If you are from or around the area of Leicester, please read our latest guidance on local lockdowns.


Water sports on our waterways

We’re aware that if you use our canals and rivers for canoeing, kayaking or paddle boarding, you’re probably keen to get back out on the water as soon as possible.

Please remember that you still need a valid licence to use any kind of unpowered craft on our network.

We ask you to maintain social distancing at all times, both on and off the water. Be mindful of others on the towpath and try to avoid areas with lots of moored boats, where people may be shielding or self-isolating.

Last date edited: 1 July 2020