COVID 19 Phase 3 Guidance – Issue 3 – 6th Aug 2020

Please find  below the current COVID guidance for the Harbour.

Regrettably previous guidance has been ignored and a rule must now be introduced to prevent use of other people’s property without permission.  This includes using other boats for access.

The Harbour Master will record any infringements. Harbour facilities may be withdrawn from those who choose to ignore the health of others.

  • If you need to make use of someone else’s property for access (boat, ladder, punt; etc) – seek permission – leave it clean.  Seek to dissuade others from taking access via other people’s property.

At this time ELYC continue to extend the use of their punts to other harbour users.  Please observe the previously issued guidance for their use.

Phase 3 restrictions of the Scot Gov route map for moving out of lockdown are likely to be in place for at least another four weeks further

Individual sports and trade bodies have their own guidance on Phase 2 measures.  Please read and understand them. These guidelines are concerned with the use of harbour facilities:

  • Arrival – there is no car parking available at the harbour
  • Seating around the harbour is extremely limited
  • Movement around the harbour – be considerate and maintain social distance
  • Use of facilities – leave it clean – bring sanitising and cleaning material with you
  • Specific areas of the harbour may remain closed to discourage public gathering

Scottish Government advice and guidance should always be followed

  • Physical distancing requirements are still in place – stay a minimum distance of 2 meters apart.

Specific guidance is published and updated here:

The fundamentals of hygiene continue to apply when participating in outdoors activity: avoid touching surfaces with your hands, sharing equipment and touching your mouth and face. Please follow advice on the NHS Inform website about hygiene and wash your hands as soon as you get home

Some rules:

  • The Harbour Master’s Office is out of bounds. To contact the Harbour Master, use the phone, email, or talk outside maintaining the appropriate social distance.
  • A contractor’s compound is still on the Esplanade and is in use.  Do not take vehicles on to the Esplanade.  Do not leave boats on the Esplanade.
  • If you need to make use of someone else’s property for access (boat, ladder, punt; etc) – seek permission – leave it clean.  Seek to dissuade others from taking access via other people’s property.


Some guidance:

All users should be mindful of their impact on other harbour users:

  • Maintain a 2m social distance at all times – except children 11 years and under.  Allow extra time to get afloat; at busy times you may have to wait while others, including members of the public, move around you.
  • Be considerate when preparing and moving equipment.  Do not leave equipment unattended in areas where others move around. On the beach, safe passage for the public must be maintained.
  • Be prepared to cancel your plans.  If the harbour is too busy to ensure safe social distancing come back another time.  The harbour (or certain areas) may be closed at the discretion of the Harbour Master; please respect his decisions.
  • Be conservative when planning any activity and stay well within your capabilities. 
  • Assume it’s infected – leave it clean”.  Bring material with you to clean public surfaces and hands
  • Gloves may protect you, but they can transfer virus from one surface to another – leave it clean
  • The washdown facility is open but should be cleaned before and after use.
  • If you intend going afloat alone, please consider;

Further changes likely:

  • A one-way system may be introduced across the back of the harbour as other facilities and contractors working on the north west wall return; please observe.

COVID 19 Phase 3 Guidelines V0.1

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