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Covid-19 Update: New National Restrictions 05.11.2020

The Government’s Covid-19 national restrictions came into force on the 5th November 2020 and with the lockdown still underway we have taken the opportunity to update our marina safety protocols: Find out about our Covid 19 Customer Safety Plan here and to view our COVID-19 Risk Assessments click here.

Whilst the legislation requires everyone to stay at home, there is exemption for ‘travel to exercise outdoors’ and in recent news the RYA presented their interpretation of the current legislation and how that relates to boating during this lockdown - find out more here.

To monitor instructions from local harbour masters please continue to visit the Notices to Mariners section of our website.

Throughout the pandemic we have taken steps to protect our staff, their families and of course our berth holders and tenants and we remain committed to upholding the safety protocols we have in place – we would however encourage you to refer to Government’s guidelines to decide what you need to do to keep yourself safe and compliant with the current legislation.

However, what is clear from the guidelines is that you should not stay overnight away from your primary residence and with this in mind we are not accepting overnight visits to our marinas; our local harbour masters are also indicating that whilst the harbours are open to local mariners, leisure visits from further afield are not permitted.

If you choose to travel to a Premier Marina as a berth holder, or to seek to arrange a seasonal or annual berth, you will find that our receptions will not be open for face to face service - but you can contact us as usual by email, telephone or VHF.

As trusted custodians of our customers’ boats we take our responsibilities very seriously and we are pleased to assure everyone that it is not our intention to furlough our employees.  Our sites will continue to be staffed as usual, with our teams focusing on the safety and security of our customers’ boats, site maintenance and providing boatyard services to support winter maintenance.  Our marine tenants are also permitted to continue to work and I know they would appreciate the opportunity to provide their services. 

If you are reading this as a Premier customer and you would prefer to limit your winter visits to the marina we would like to remind you that you can now manage most of the administration of your boat via your MyPremier account including: renewing your berthing licence, booking your boatyard lift, changing your contact details, updating your boat insurance or giving us permission to release your keys to a contractor.

For carrying out simple tasks and getting information on the go you might find that the Premier App is more convenient. Now available in both Android and iPhone our App allows you to update your contact details and insurance, check the weather and tides, download tide tables and view marina guides. It is also perfect for when you just want to send a quick email to your marina or give them a call because our marina contact details are there at a touch of a button.

Plus if your boat is in Brighton, Chichester, Port Solent, Gosport, or Swanwick you’ll find that our App is the quickest way to top up your electricity. Users can also view the current status of power supply and electricity balance, view assigned sockets and switch sockets on remotely, plus control the power supply to multiple boats in the same marina or across different marinas.

If you would like to download the Android version of the app please click here.

You can also download the iPhone app here

Updated: 18th November 2020


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