Following the Government announcement on 20th December some parts of England are now in a new Tier 4 of Covid-19 restrictions equivalent to lockdown, and Wales is in lockdown. More areas will be added to Tier 4 and Tier 3 from 26th December 2020. This means that only essential boat movements by liveaboard boaters are permitted in Tier 4, such as for food shopping, medical treatment, or to fill up with water, empty toilets etc. Leisure boaters cannot visit or use their boats. This applies to all waterways in Tier 4 areas and in Wales.
Canal & River Trust (CRT) says: “… moving every 14 days will be suspended in Tier 4 and Wales until the restrictions come to an end” and that boaters should avoid travelling into or out of Tier 3 areas, but boaters are still required to move every 14 days within Tier 3.
The Environment Agency (EA) has issued the following guidance which you can download here 20201223 – Nav_Guidance_23 Dec – FINAL
For information about which Tier different areas in England are in see https://www.gov.uk/guidance/full-list-of-local-restriction-tiers-by-area
For Wales, see https://gov.wales/coronavirus