COVID19 Information

COVID-19 A Message from the Commodore and Committee 

As restrictions ease, we will do our best to arrange events where we can ensure we can comply with Government guidelines and keep all participants as safe as possible.  We have already had a successful cruise down the Witham, have the On the WaterTreasure Hunt on 15th August and are in the process of planning a cruise for the August Bank Holiday. 

We are not sure when or how we will be able to reestablish our First Friday Meetings and our other on land social events, but once we can do so safely we will let you know.

Remember that this year's membership will roll over to 2021. 

We are aware that COVID-19 has impacted on a number of our members and their families, our thoughts are with you.

CRTs Covid19 info

Canal & River Trust

As a result of the Covid-19 lockdown we appreciate that this has impacted on those who would generally be moving freely around the network and enjoying the use of their boat. The Trust has already announced that we have extended long term leisure boat licences by one month at no cost to boaters. We are now extending by one month the expiry date for anyone who had a valid 30-day explorer licence at the time of the lockdown. If your explorer licence expired during the lockdown period, this means that you can continue to use your explorer licence for a further month up to the 13th August 2020, all other explorer licences which were valid within this period will have a month added on its expiry date.


You don’t need to do anything other than continue to use your explorer licence up to this new date.


For further details about the Trust’s response to Covid-19 please visit our Covid-19 boating FAQs on the Trust’s website.

Please stay safe and stay alert at all times.

Canal & River Trust Boating team