In the Home Countries, the RYA return to boating strategy may be at different stages dependant on how the devolved administrations assess the threat. FACE - Wear a face covering in indoor settings where social distancing may be difficult, and where you will come into contact with people you do not normally meet. The regulations enable the Government and devolved administrations to respond to the serious and imminent threat to public health which is posed by the incidence and spread of the virus. At Discover Boating, we strongly recommend checking on the legalities before making any trips. However, they must provide table service only. But, what if you want to be extra cautious and disinfect your boat? Please read our latest Coronavirus related news and updates on this web page. As always, we should carefully consider the potential impact that we could have on other water users when we go afloat and ensure that we do not place any unnecessary strain on the RNLI, Independent Lifeboats and other emergency services. Boat ramp cameras, launch locations, localised weather, facility and waterway information, safety alerts and notifications New rules came into effect on 20 December as the Government introduced a tier 4 local lockdown level. Additionally, while travel had been allowed â within reason â until the end of the Brexit transition period, that will no longer be the case from 1 January due to the UK no longer falling under rules allowing it.