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 the easing of restrictions:

ROI Roadmap for Reopening Businesses and Society               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

Waterways Ireland has published its own roadmaps for the reopening of the navigations. There is one for the Republic of Ireland and one for Northern Ireland.

From Monday 8 June, waterways are reopened to those who live within 20Kms/within the same county (ROI only) of their nearest waterway/vessel mooring. People should only boat with members of their own household. 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.

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

Outdoor gatherings of more than 6 persons in ROI are banned. You are now permitted to travel 20K or within your own county (ROI only). Any other travel must be for essential purposes only.

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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