FROM MONDAY 1st JUNE WELCOME BACK TO CARDIFF MARINA
First phase of lifting of Navigation Restrictions – Cardiff Inland Bay only – Staying Local – during Covid-19
We are pleased to now be able to start welcoming you back to Cardiff Marina from Monday 1st June 2020. Please be patient with staff and other berth-holders as we all adapt to this new situation.
Following guidance from the Welsh Government and Cardiff Harbour Authority you are now able to get back on the water and enjoy your boats locally. Please ensure you keep up to date with the latest Welsh Government regulations and those of Cardiff Harbour Authority before visiting your boat.
Cardiff Harbour Authority have issued a Notice to Mariners stating:
“recreational boat owners are permitted to use their boats within Cardiff Bay for recreational purposes, as part of their local daily exercise and recreation away from their homes, but not for overnight accommodation.”
“Cardiff Harbour Authority Locks remain closed at present until necessary resources and adjustments to the locking procedure are in place to accommodate the anticipated increase in demand for locking and until the requirement to ‘stay local’ is lifted”.
However, in order to facilitate this, while continuing to follow the latest government regulations we do need to introduce a new set of guidelines to ensure the safety of both our berth-holders and staff.
Please read the guidelines below and contact the marina office on 02920 396 078 if you have any questions or concerns.
• If you or a member of your family has COVID-19 symptoms, do not come to our marina sites and follow the self-isolation regulations.
• To ensure social distancing is maintained, please only access your boat with members of your immediate household or where the vessel is of a sufficient size and design to maintain social distancing, with persons from a different household subject to the current regulations.
• Ensure you are well prepared with access to hand sanitiser, disinfectant and where necessary disposable gloves.
• To minimise the chance of requiring any of the emergency services, ensure you have competent crew aboard and only take your boat out if the weather conditions are favourable.
• Before setting off, even for the shortest of trips, ensure your vessel has enough fuel, is running well and is seaworthy.
• If you have any concerns as to the safe working condition of your vessel, do not go out. Please contact your marina office to arrange for a member of our boatyard team to visit your vessel to assess the issue. To ensure social distancing, please be sure to leave us a set of keys so we can access it without you present.
• Please keep 2 metres apart from all other berth-holders and staff at all times
• Please keep moving along the pontoons and step aside or wait for others to clear the pontoon so you can safely move past other berth-holders at a 2m distance when walking to and from your boat.
• At obvious pinch points, such as the main access bridges, please wait for others to vacate the area before proceeding.
In line with government guidance to stay at your primary residence, no overnight stays are currently permitted at our marinas. Washroom facilities will be locked outside of office hours to help enforce this.
• Only visit the marina office if your enquiry is urgent and cannot be dealt with via phone or email. If you do need to go to the office only 1 person may enter at a time and you must keep 2 metres back from staff.
• If using the washrooms, please do so quickly and respectfully, leaving them in a clean condition and ensure you maintain social distancing. Our laundry facilities remain closed.
• Please wash your hands before and after using a trolley and please wipe the handles after use.
• If you require fuel, please call ahead to the marina office to check availability. Please stay on your boat and stand back to allow our staff to fuel up for you to maintain social distancing.
• In line with recent regulation changes, we are removing all hose pipes, so please bring your own if you need to wash down your boat or fill up water tanks.
• If your boat is currently in storage, to ensure the safety of our staff we ask that you only access your boat by prior appointment so that we can be sure our staff are not working on vessels close to yours when you would like to attend. Please contact your marina office to make an appointment.
• While on site please ensure you keep a 2 metre distance to others at all times and be considerate of those around you in the work you are undertaking at present.
• To ensure the safety of our staff, customers will not have access to any boats we are currently working on in our workshops. Our workshop spaces will remain closed to the public.
• When collecting or returning your boat please be aware of others around you on the designated drystack pontoons and ensure you keep a 2 metre distance.
• All of the other guidance in this email applies to drystack customers.
• Please be safe on the water and courteous to those around you.
• Our staff are on hand to help with any concerns, but please ensure social distancing is maintained and keep a 2m distance from them at all times.
• Please continue to regularly wash your hands while down on your boat and particularly before and after touching common surfaces.
ENJOY YOUR BOAT AND WELCOME BACK TO CARDIFF MARINA!