We continue to advise all members to heed the advice from the relevant authorities and to follow the public health guidance as determined by the governments in both jurisdictions.

Published government documents detailing increasing restrictions at various levels

ROI Roadmap for Resilience and Recovery NI Coronavirus – Our Approach to Decision Making Summary

The Department of Health is leading the government response in Ireland to COVID-19 and are providing up to date information and advice on it’s website at https://www.gov.ie/en/organisation/department-of-health

As the entire country (ROI) has moved to Level 5 Waterways Ireland has closed all locks, bridges and service blocks and has temporarily suspended the 5 day mooring rule until 31st October.

Non-essential travel more than 5K from your home is not allowed . The navigation is open up to 5K from your home provided you only boat with members of your household or social bubble and provide you continue to observe social distancing.

Continue to pay particular attention to correct hand hygiene, cleaning of surfaces, cough/sneeze etiquette and physical distancing (social distancing) – keeping 2m between yourself and anyone not living in the same house / flat / boat as you.

IWAI has released an infographic on social distancing while boating.

Branches can only meet using technology e.g. skype/zoom meetings, conference calls, email discussions, WhatsApp

No indoors gathering are allowed and up to 6 persons from 2 households max can meet outdoors whilst maintaining social distancing and all other public health measures.

However all IWAI organised events remain postponed.

If you are feeling unwell, with a fever and/or cough, stay at home and phone your GP.

Executive will update this guidance as the situation develops but it is essential that members keep themselves informed using the information at the links above.


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