Following the latest advice from the government in England, we are aware that many berth-holders are understandably keen to gain access to their boats and visit our marinas and boatyards. However, at present the message from the Welsh Government remains ‘STAY AT HOME’ and we are therefore unable to begin the phased reopening of our marinas and boatyards as is happening in England until these regulations change.
In the meantime, please be assured our staff continue to regularly check the pontoons and are on hand to help wherever they can, so please do not hesitate to contact your marina office if you would like us to check something specific on your boat for you.
We are keeping up to date with the latest industry best practice guidelines being worked on and issued to English marinas by our regulatory bodies British Marine Federation and the Royal Yachting Association so that protocols are in place and ready for when we are able to reopen our facilities.
We are also in regular correspondence with the local Harbour Authorities so that any changes to regulations are quickly understood. Cardiff Harbour Master, Andy Vye-Parminter commented:
“Like all Ports and Harbours, Cardiff Harbour Authority is keen to see a safe and phased return to boating and marine activity within our area. However, currently the Welsh Government restrictions on non essential travel and leisure activities including water use remain in place. We are in regular communication with all our marine stakeholders regarding the current situation and will continue to work with them all to be able to welcome customers and visitors back safely but only when permitted to do so.”
We thank you for your patience and understanding during these continued difficult times. We look forward to opening our marinas in Wales when the Welsh Government advises it is safe to do so.