From 00:01 16th May 2020 (local time), recreational boat owners are now permitted to conduct maintenance and remedial work activities on their private boats laid up ashore in areas other than on their own private properties.
Maintenance should take place during the four hour period allocated for exercise/recreational activities each day and in accordance with the latest States of Guernsey Covid-19 guidance.
This is subject to the following conditions:
- For boats laid up on common land, careening hards or drying pads, the principles of social distancing and hygiene must be strictly adhered to. This includes frequently washing hands, avoiding touching the face and cleaning tools and surfaces on completion of work.
- Only one person is permitted to work on an individual vessel (except where multiple people are from the same household up to a maximum of four people). A minimum working distance of two metres must be maintained from people working on adjacent vessels.
- For boats laid up in commercial yards or in areas controlled by marine traders (including quay space rented from Guernsey Harbours), the principles of social distancing must be strictly adhered to.
- All activity on commercial sites must be carried out in accordance with COVID-19 business rules issued by the States of Guernsey. It is incumbent on the premises management to control access to the site for both marine traders and members of the public in order not to exceed the maximum number of people permitted.