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COVID-19 Lockdown Guidelines for the Recreational Boating and Marine Activities

Harbour Community


Following the announcement that the Bailiwick of Guernsey has entered lock down on 24 January 2021, the following document provides guidance for members of the public who own leisure vessels, intend to dive recreationally or own non-powered craft such as kayaks, canoes and paddle boards.

Hazard Identification

Recreational Boating

Herm, Sark and Alderney

Herm, Sark and Alderney are currently closed to recreational boats.

Recreational Diving

Recreational diving is not currently permitted.

Kayaking, Canoeing and Paddle boarding

Kayaking, canoeing and paddle boarding is permitted within the daily two hours of exercise.

Members of the public are asked to check the latest weather forecast, tides and advise someone when/where you are going and when you are due back ashore.

Members of the public may undertake these activities with members of their household or with one other person when two metre social distancing can be maintained.

All equipment should be properly secured after use in order to minimise the need for our emergency services to be mobilised potentially placing them and you at risk.

Further Information

Guernsey Harbours Queries

COVID-19 Queries