COVID-19 Update - 24th July 2020

We are delighted to announce that all boaters in England are now able to stay overnight on their boats. We will also welcome visiting boats for overnight stays, and those enjoying the benefits of Freedom Berthing.

We have worked really hard to make sure we follow all the government's regulations and we appreciate you helping us to keep one another safe.

When visiting the marina, please observe all signage and socially distance when using walkways, jetties and using services and facilities.

I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your patience and hope you enjoy the rest of the summer cruising season.

Opening Times
Marina office & Chandlery - Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm & Sunday & Monday 10am to 5pm
Brokerage - By appointment Thursday to Monday 9am to 5pm

Before You Travel

  • Consider whether your journey to the marina is necessary, do not travel if any member of your group displays COVID-19 symptoms.
  • Please contact the marina office to advise us of your visit.
  • Review Government guidance for your area – England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
  • Social distancing must be practised at all times.
  • You must bring your own PPE and hand sanitiser, please use these when entering and leaving the marina and after touching any surfaces outside of your boat.
  • Exercise strict hygiene caution when touching commonly touched surfaces such as gates, taps, jetties and entrances.


  • Visits can only be with members of your own household.
  • On arrival at the marina, please go directly to your boat, do not interact with other customers or marina staff.


  • Jetties should be accessed using a “give way system”, as they are less than 2 meters wide, allow people to complete their full journey along the jetty before moving on or off them.
  • Finger jetties must be used only if necessary, to move a safe distance away from others.
  • Give way to those exiting the jetties towards the perimeter.
  • Please avoid touching any unnecessary surfaces such as bollards and wear suitable, clean gloves when using jetty bollards or water taps.
  • We advise customers to avoid use of trollies however should you use them, please bring sanitiser to disinfect before and after use.

On Your Boat

  • Be conscious to maintain social distancing whilst on your boat or manoeuvring; being aware of other occupied boats in your vicinity and how exterior activities may break social distancing rules.
  • To minimise use of shared facilities, we ask that you do not use marina toilets, showers or the laundry during your visit. Please make use facilities onboard your boat if available.

Leaving Your Berth and Mooring Up

  • Sound your horn with one prolonged blast to indicate to others that you are leaving your berth.
  • When returning to your berth wait for the surrounding area to clear of any other people.
  • If anyone is on the jetty or finger jetty, make sure they are aware of your intention to berth and allow them to move away if necessary.
  • Please avoid assisting others who are berthing such as catching a line or holding them off.

On The Marina

  • Please adhere to the maximum occupancy signs displayed on entrance doors, this is 1 each for the marina reception, laundry and Elsan and 2 for Ladies and Gents. Please make yourself aware of how many people are already using the facility when entering.
  • When using the Elsan, ensure that you clean down all surfaces and wash hand before and prior to leaving the building.
  • The facilities will be regularly closed for cleaning. Please DO NOT ENTER during this time.
  • Please queue outside, being aware of social distancing.
  • You may prefer to take your refuse home, please wear gloves when opening lids to use the bins.
  • Dogs must be kept under strict control by their owner and remain on a lead at all times.

We ask you to refrain from direct contact with our staff. Enquiries can be made by phone, email or through our website. Members of our team who are working on site should not be approached.

Marina Staff
Our staff have been amazing and we are grateful to them for looking after your boats and the marina throughout the lockdown and continuing to do so as restrictions are eased. Please respect them both in terms of social distancing and when communicating at all times.

We have already said how grateful we are to our marina team but we are also very grateful to you for your support. Thank you for bearing with us through the ever-changing guidelines. We are looking forward to having you back when you’re ready to visit.

At all times please follow the current government guidance to help stop the spread of Coronavirus, respect other users of the marina and our local community.


Can I park at the Marina?
Yes, please use the marina car-park as normal being mindful of those around you.

Can my friends visit my boat?
No, at the moment friends and family, other than those you live with, should not be visiting you whilst you are at the Marina. Be aware of Government Guidance on public gatherings; at the moment you can meet 1 other person from outside your household if you are outdoors, whilst adhering to social distancing regulations. Public gatherings of more than 2 people from different households are prohibited.

Can I get diesel and a pump out?
Diesel and pump-outs are available. Only one boat on the service quay at any time, please call the marina to confirm the quay is free prior to moving your boat. Do not refuel or take fuel cans onto the jetties.

How do I buy chandlery items?
We’re operating a click and collect service. Please email reception on or call 01452 740043. Payment will be taken over the phone and your items will be ready for collection at an agreed time.

Can I view sales boats or list my boat for sale?
Boat viewings and listings are available by appointment only. Procedures are in place to facilitate safe viewings. Please contact or phone 07585 956804 to discuss your enquiry. All listings are available to view on our website www.lakelandleisureboatsales.c...

Can we help instead?
If you cannot safely travel to perform security checks on your boat, or would rather not, we will provide checks on your boat upon request; please email to arrange this if you have a particular concern about your boat.

If any activity cannot be undertaken safely, with social distancing measures being implemented, it should not take place. No watersports are to take place within the marina.

Marina Office Opening Times
Tuesday to Saturday 9am to 5pm & Sunday & Monday 10am to 5pm

Essential Services Available
Please note we are only accepting payment by card at this time.

  • Diesel
  • Gas
  • Coal
  • Logs and kindling
  • Pump out
  • Laundry
  • Electric
  • Shop and chandlery essentials

Government Guidance
On 10 May, the Government changed their COVID-19 guidance from Stay Home to:

Stay Alert, Control The Virus, Save Lives

Stay Alert
We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly
  • do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

For further details, please visit

Changes Due To COVID-19
The safety and welfare of our employees, customers and community remains our utmost priority. We have therefore implemented the following safety measures. We ask that you take the necessary precautions to help us to minimise the spread of this pandemic.

  • We’ve reduced staffing levels on the marina to a minimum whilst still maintaining essential services, maintenance, health & safety and security.
  • Where service provision is required, please adhere to the 2 metre social distancing guidelines at all times.
  • Visitors are not currently allowed on site in accordance with Government advice to avoid unnecessary travel and stay at home.
  • Please follow Government guidance to ‘stay alert’. If you urgently need to contact the marina to discuss your boat, payment or any other enquiry, please contact us by phone between 10am and 3pm on 01452 740043 or email us at

Boat Sales
Our brokerage service is still operating with our sales team working from home. All boat sales listings are available to view online and our sales advisors are contactable via email and phone. Viewings are available by appointment. If you're looking to sell your boat, please contact Anthony at

Please be aware that our response times may be a little longer than usual due to reduced staffing levels.

Thank you
We would like to express our gratitude to our dedicated team who have continued to provide services throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and are continuing to do so. Please be considerate to our employees at this difficult time and most importantly respect social distancing.

Thank you to our customers for assisting us in getting through these unprecedented times, we hope you and your families stay safe and well.

If you have any enquiries, we can be contacted at or alternatively call 01452 740043.

Anyone who meets one of the following criteria should not visit the Marina:

  • Has a high temperature or a new persistent cough - follow the Governments guidance on self-isolation.
  • Is a vulnerable person (by virtue of their age, underlying health condition, clinical condition or are pregnant).
  • Is living with someone in self-isolation or a vulnerable person.

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