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Coronavirus Update

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Due to the Ongoing Guidance from the Government around Coronavirus, including the message to

STAY HOME – PROTECT THE NHS – SAVE LIVES,

The Marina is CLOSED to all but essential traffic for the foreseeable future.

Both Sail Scotland and the RYA have updated guidance on their websites; https://sailscotland.co.uk/news/posts/2020/covid-19-marine-closures/ and https://www.rya.org.uk/newsevents/news/Pages/coronavirus-advice-and-information-for-recreational-boaters.aspx

If you are planning on travelling from outwith the area, PLEASE DON’T. Please follow the guidance.

We have reproduced part of the statement from the Road to the Isles Marketing Group below,

Our shops, restaurants, leisure facilities and visitor attractions have ALL closed on the recommendation of the government. Those vital services that remain open are struggling to cope with demand… Our community value and very much depend on all our wonderful visitors who visit the Road to the Isles each year, we are not going anywhere! We will continue to share images and videos of our changing season via our social media platforms and stay connected with our wonderful visitors… For now we ask you to stay home, care for loved ones and as soon as it’s SAFE to do so the Road to the Isles and its communities and businesses will welcome each and every one. Right now we need to protect the very people that make the Road to the Isles such a unique and special place.

If you are a local resident, with a vessel moored on the pontoon year- round, then we recognise that it’s less straightforward. While it is accepted that it is very important for people’s mental and physical well-being that they should be able to go out and exercise if they possibly can, and the Regulations permit people to leave home ‘to take exercise either alone or with members of their household’,  the Government has made it clear that this should only be taken locally to home and within the guidelines for social distancing.  

Please take this into consideration before deciding whether to use your boat, and please be mindful that the Small Isles and Knoydart are asking non-residents NOT TO VISIT at this time.

http://www.knoydart-foundation.com/

http://www.isleofrum.com/

https://www.nts.org.uk/visit/places/canna/planning-your-visit