COVID-19 UPDATE - LATEST INFORMATION

A Statement From Padstow Harbour - Updated May 13th 2020

May 13th 2020:

PHC have been following the Government's advice, guidance and legislation in respect of Coronavirus and thank everyone for respecting decisions and restrictions put in place during this time.

With the latest statement from the Government issued today, 13th May 2020, we have issued a Notice to Mariners to inform all Port Users that from Monday 18th May, privately-owned motorised craft will be permitted use of the estuary.

Jet-skis, jet-boards, power-boards, water bikes, aqua scooters and/or similar personal water craft are NOT permitted to use the estuary at any time (PHC byelaw #63).

We understand that you want to be on the water as soon as possible but to ensure that we, and all other boatyard/launching facilities have time to bring back staff, assess risks and prepare social distancing and potential hygiene measures, we ask you to remain patient, as you have been, for a few more days

Please remember that Port Users must be aware of procedures to ensure safe distancing which will likely impact how we usually operate...the "New Normal"! 

The Notice to Mariners can be found here https://www.padstow-harbour.co.uk/ntm-11-2020-coronavirus-request-to-all-recreational-vessels.pdf

Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued patience and will advise on future updates as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Bryn Phillips.

Harbour Master.

May 12th 2020:

PHC have been following the Government’s advice, guidance and legislation and have been in consultation with maritime agencies, emergency services and other ports to try to determine the best way forward as restrictions begin to relax.

Today a Notice to Mariners has been issued to allow kayaks, windsurfers, kite-boards, paddle-boards and sailing dinghies use of the estuary for the purpose of exercise from Wednesday 13th May.

The decision was made on the basis that persons continue to maintain Government social distancing guidelines whilst partaking in activities for exercise.

We continue to support the Government statement where travelling distance to enjoy your exercise is acceptable but please note, leaving your home - the place you live - to stay at another home is not allowed, including second homes.

Recreational motor vessels and visiting vessels remain prohibited on the estuary as we await guidance from the Department for Culture, Media and Sport therefore we are also not permitting the use of our moorings until further notice.

Thank you again in advance for your understanding and continued patience and will advise on future updates as soon as possible.

Stay alert.

Kind regards,

Bryn Phillips.

Harbour Master.

May 10th 2020:

PHC have been following the Government’s advice, guidance and legislation in respect of Coronavirus and and thank everyone for respecting decisions and restrictions put in place during this time.

With the latest statement from the Government issued this evening, 10th May, there will be understandable interest from many leisure users who want nothing more than to get back out on the water.

Whilst we are eager to see this, the statement tonight was far too vague, possibly leading to various misinterpretations of what activities and essential travel will be permitted. We want to get this right.

Once we have received further information and guidance and consulted with MP’s, RNLI, MCA and other Ports, we will then be able to provide our decision on a way forward.

When the time comes Port Users must be aware that procedures to ensure safe distancing will be in place and will likely impact how we usually operate...the “New Normal”!

Whilst we await further guidance and information I thank you in advance for your understanding and continued patience and will advise on future updates as soon as possible.

Kind regards,

Bryn Phillips.

Harbour Master.

April 06th 2020:

Dear Valued Port User,

The spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus continues to dominate the news and is causing impact around the world. 

We are monitoring developments closely to ensure precautionary measures are being undertaken throughout our business to protect the safety of both you and our employees.

We have put in place enhanced health and safety measures across our entire business to ensure safe practice whilst we operate in a safe and responsible manner, including but not limited to: 

  • Enhancing the frequency and scope of our onsite cleanliness measures to include sanitisation and increased availability of soap and/or hand sanitiser in our buildings and aboard our vessels.
  • Limiting access to the general public into our buildings and upon access providing appropriate sanitisation.
  • Conducting discussions in larger spaces or outside when possible.
  • Reducing the number of passengers aboard our Ferry to ensure safe distancing (at ferry operators discretion).
  • Following local health authority advice to stay home if employees are feeling unwell or showing symptoms.
  • Ensuring employees self isolate if family members who have had recent contact, show signs symptoms.

The links below provide guidance and information for your perusal:

ntm-4-2020-corona-virus-request-to-all-recreational-vessels.pdf

phc_covid-19_ferry_update.html

https://www.cornwall.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/public-health-cornwall/information-about-coronavirus-covid-19/


https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-shipping-and-sea-ports-guidance/guidance-for-shipping-and-sea-ports-on-coronavirus-covid-19

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