CRT enforcing visitor mooring time limits following resumption of 14 day rule

From today (23rd May 2020) Canal & River Trust (CRT) will enforce summer visitor mooring time limits and will enforce the 14 day limit for most boaters without a home mooring unless they have ‘reasonable adjustments’ under the Equality Act 2010 or if it is reasonable for them to stay where they are for longer than 14 days. If you are shielding or self-isolating, if you do not feel it is safe to move your boat or if you have other needs, contact CRT as soon as possible. You can contact CRT on 0303 040 4040 or see

You do not need CRT’s permission to stay longer than 14 days in any one place, as Section 17 (3) (c) (ii) of the British Waterways Act 1995 entitles boaters without a home mooring to stay “such longer period as is reasonable in the circumstances”. However it is advisable to tell CRT that you are staying longer and to give the reason.

Please contact the NBTA if you need assistance because of enforcement action against you while self-isolating, shielding or unable/unwilling to move because of other safety concerns.