Covid-19 Update from Holt Leisure Group

Thursday 28th May 2020

Once again thank you to all our customers, contractors and staff for their support during these unprecedented times, and we’re delighted at least now there is some good news on the horizon.

With the First Minister’s announcement today (28/05/20) of the easing of restrictions by moving to Phase 1 and with it, according to RYA Scotland, the ability to exercise specifically now including sailing and motor boating – albeit with the caveat only for those who live within a ‘reasonable distance’ of their boat.

RYA Scotland also state, “The Scottish Government have been clear, this is still a public health crisis and we are looking at an extension to exercise options, not a carte blanche return to boating.”

The latest RYA Scotland guidance is available here HERE

We will all be delighted to have the chance to get back to our boats and enjoy the world class sailing waters of the Clyde but please bear in mind, there are still many restrictions that apply in the Phase 1 guidance – the Government Guidance is available HERE

We would ask you to please bear in mind the following points relating to boats and boating:

You are currently advised to stay local to your primary residence to undertake leisure activities.

Leisure activities must only take place with members from your immediate household.

Current regulations say you cannot stay overnight on your boat.

Social distancing measures are still essential.

We have already announced the new Safety Protocols we have implemented at our marinas and you can see those below or download a copy HERE

There is also a new ‘Get Back On The Water’ leaflet, with guidelines to help make your return safer and simpler – you can see a copy of this HERE

Finally, we are as delighted as you to be moving back to boating but, the continued easing of lockdown restrictions depends on all of us taking a safe, and considerate attitude currently and continuing to follow Scottish Government guidelines.

Please remember, we are all in this together and we all share a responsibility.

In the meantime, enjoy the coming weekend, please stay safe and considerate, and we look forward to seeing you back at Kip, Craobh & Fairlie Quay.

Gavin McDonagh

Managing Director

Holt Leisure Group