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Falmouth Port Notice to Mariners No 14 of 2020


NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that new advice has been received from Government concerning the use of recreational craft on the 13th May. The new advice received from DEFRA relating to use of outdoor spaces confirms that:

“All forms of water sports practiced on open waterways, including sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, rowing, kayaking, surfing, paddle-boarding and the use of privately-owned motorised craft (in line with the guidance issued by the relevant navigation authority) are allowed.”

No specific guidance has yet been received on the operation of facilities such as slipways and marinas which provide access to the harbour for recreational users. Operators of facilities are advised to consider all relevant guidance relating to the safe conduct of their businesses and ensure that the appropriate safety arrangements are in place before resuming operations. It may be necessary for operators of certain facilities where social distancing precautions are complex to wait for more specific guidance to be published before making a decision on whether and when to open.

Port Notice to Mariners number 8 of 2020 is cancelled.