There appears to be some confusion over LNTM 014/2020 COVID-19 The Use of Locally Registered Recreational Vessels.


The core Public Health message hasn’t changed:


“You should only leave your house for the following reasons:

  1. Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
  2. Any medical need if instructed to do so by a healthcare worker or required to do so having called 999, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
  3. To undertake exercise, including walking, cycling, running, sea swimming or take part in other open sea activities, for up to two hours every day together with members of your household, provided social distancing is maintained with any members of the public you may meet. If you choose to take part in open sea activities, this is at your own risk and it may be advisable to have one other person with you for safety reasons, provided that social distancing is maintained. You may also exercise by yourself or with one other person who is not a member of your household provided that social distancing measures are maintained
  4. Travelling to and from work for critical workers only”


The announcements today have made modest adjustments to include some recreational activity in #3, recreational boating being one of them.

An amended version of LNTM 014/2020 can be viewed here. Please discard the previous edition.