Nation Restrictions- what do these mean for clubs?


Following the Government announcement on the 31st October and the publication of the regulations and guidance from different government departments, you will have seen we have published our FAQ document which aims to support participants, clubs and other stakeholders with deciding what activity is possible.

Please note - the guidance within this FAQ is not intended to cover RYA Recognised Training Centres. Guidance for training centres can be found here.

Read the updated club guidance

Whilst we aim to provide a useful resource for clubs, members and other stakeholders, the decision to go boating ultimately lies with the individual concerned (or with the associated club or marina if it's from their premises).

There are fines in place for those deemed to be in breach of the regulations and it is essential that, in the event you do decide to participate in boating (or permit activity in the case of a marina or club) you have properly assessed whether it's permitted within the most recent Government guidance andregulations. It would be recommended to keep a written record of how you reached your decision in case questioned by the enforcement authorities.

Keep up to date with all the latest guidance for COVID-19 here and follow the RYA social media channels.

RYA Cymru Wales

From 09 November, activity has been able to resume. RYA Cymru Wales have updated their Post Firebreak Guidance which can be found on Return to Boating Wales.

RYA Scotland

The Scottish Government has introduced a new strategic framework document for managing COVID-19 which became effective from 2 November 2020. This provides a 5-Level approach to restrictions with each local authority area (or subarea) placed in a relevant protection level depending upon its COVID-19 status which will be reviewed weekly.

Find the guidance here


Social distancing and Covid-safe protocols remain in place so any club activity will have to aim to comply with that guidance. RYA NI have updated their guidance which can be found here