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Ferry Nab Coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance

We are keen to welcome you all back to Ferry Nab soon and know you are wondering when you can visit. The Government has announced the easing of some of the lockdown regulations.

This now means you should:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people, do not gather in groups of more than two
  • maintain social distancing if you go out, two metres apart where possible
  • wash your hands regularly
  • self-isolate if you or anyone in your household has symptoms

Travel to exercise and recreation are now allowed, and we are sure that you will want to visit your boat as soon as possible. Cumbria and the Lake District have been significantly affected by the outbreak and lockdown. Most businesses remain closed, very few shops or food outlets are currently open.

We are busy putting social distancing measures in place around the public jetties and are looking forward to welcoming you back safely very soon, we hope to have this in place by Friday 15 May. 

We are implementing new guidance on this and ask that you make yourself familiar with this to allow us to maintain a safe community.

When you feel it is the right time to visit your boat we ask that you do so responsibly. Local services are limited and the pressure on our emergency services remains high. Cumbria Police and The Lake District National Park Authority are continuing to ask visitors not to rush back to the Lake District for now.

Our staff are on site maintaining safety and security, so if you need anything checking please let us know and we’d be happy to assist. For now our offices are closed to visitors and our toilet block remains closed.

It is important to respect other users and the Lake Wardens staff with social distancing at all times.

Staying overnight on boats

At the moment we cannot allow anyone to stay on boats overnight. Leaving your home, the place you live, to stay at another home is not allowed. For the time being this includes your boat. We feel it is reasonable that the public slipway will close at 5pm and the site vacated soon after.

Meeting friends and family at Ferry Nab

You can meet one other person from outside your household if you are outdoors at the marina. Public gatherings of more than two people from different households are still prohibited in law. At all times, you should continue to observe social distancing guidelines when you are outside your home, including ensuring you are two metres away from anyone outside your household. As with before the changes on 13 May, you cannot invite friends or family outside of your household onto your boat.

New guidelines for walking on the jetties

  • only use permitted entry and exit points noting carefully which is which and observing no entry signs
  • follow the new ‘entry exit’ system on the public jetties
  • on main jetties give priority to those exiting
  • always maintain a minimum 2m spacing, looking ahead and behind to observe and acknowledge others, passing only if necessary and using finger jetties to move a safe distance away
  • jetty trolleys will be out of use

Launching my boat at the slipway

  • the public slipway is open only to self-launching
  • you must use your own vehicle to launch
  • assistance from Lake Wardens may be limited

Parking at Ferry Nab

  • please use the car park as normal
  • permit holders may park as normal
  • non permit holders must pay at the machines if at all possible

Please check back for regular updates where possible we will update our social media with any changes. 

Make yourself aware of any guidance issued by Cumbria Police or LDNPA Rangers for safe use of the Lake and its public facilities. Where possible we will sign post you to these via our correspondence.

At all times please follow the current government guidance to help stop the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and respect other users on site and the public jetties. It is all of our personal responsibility to adhere to guidelines so we can operate the site safely for you our customers and our staff.

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