CRT enforcement post lockdown and Tier 3 areas

For those members on Canal & River Trust (CRT) waterways, we have been informed that CRT will be expecting a gradual return to 14-day movement after 2nd December, which means that they expect all boats to have moved from where they are now by 16th December 2020. CRT’s Customer Support Manager: Licence Support (ie enforcement manager) Matthew Aymes said in an email today:

“From the 2nd, everyone’s mooring clock will ‘reset’ so the majority will have 14 days until they need to move on. We’re again asking anyone with specific needs or issues to contact their LSO [Licence Support Officer, ie enforcement officer] and we’ll be as sensitive as we can to issues whilst trying to ensure the sharing of access and adherence to Government guidance.

For boaters within or currently bordering Tier 3 areas, in line with Government advice to avoid travelling into or out of these areas, we are advising boaters to boat within their area and we will take this into account when reviewing movement patterns.

Hopefully this steady approach, which will allow people to move immediately if they want to on the 2nd, will mean that no facilities are over-subscribed as movement begins. Of course, we’ll be asking boaters to use common sense and be considerate but hopefully we will have a similarly successful return to cruising as last time”.

For the full list of restriction tiers by area in England, see

For Wales see

For Scotland see

For Northern Ireland see

Travel between the different countries of the UK is restricted to essential travel only.

If you are shielding or have other health needs and you do not feel safe moving, or CRT is taking enforcement action against you, please contact the NBTA.