Special Announcement – PLA Notice to Mariners – COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS RECREATION AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES


Firstly a message from The Commodore

“Hi all,

Obviously we are all so gutted at the moment with our lovely club being put in to mothballs. As you know, we had said individuals could sail if they wish. However, as you will see from the below notice the PLA are now asking that we don’t go on the water at all – so I respectfully ask all of you to obey this.

With best wishes. Neil “


COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS RECREATION AND LEISURE ACTIVITIES

We are issuing this in line with current Government coronavirus guidance, placing restrictions on movement.

To reduce social contact, travel and potential strain on emergency services, we strongly recommend that all recreation and leisure activities on the tidal Thames are avoided until further notice.

Our priority at the PLA is to help ensure the UK continues to receive essential supplies of food, fuel and medical goods at this time. As a result, we expect to have a reduced capability in responding to recreational incidents on the river.

To support our essential port operations, we are reducing the operating hours of our harbour service patrols between Putney and Teddington.

We are grateful for your co-operation in these exceptional circumstances.

Bob Baker Chief Harbour Master
Port of London Authority London River House,
Royal Pier Road,
Gravesend,
Kent
DA12 2BG