COVID-19 Tier Level Update for Great Haywood Marina

On Monday 4th January the Government announced a national lockdown from Tuesday 5th January until at least Monday 22nd February. The Government is taking the following action in England:

1. Requiring people to stay at home, except for specific purposes.
2. Preventing gathering with people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
3. Closing certain businesses and venues.

For the latest guidance, please visit:

Marina Office & Chandlery

The marina office will be staffed Monday to Friday between 9am and 3pm for the provision of essential services such as fuel, coal, gas and chandlery items. Please contact the office to arrange a suitable time for collection on 01889 883 713 or email
Please observe social distancing at all times and pay contactless wherever possible.

Boat Owners

The Government guidance states that you cannot leave your home or the place where you are living for holidays or overnight stays unless you have a reasonable excuse for doing so. This means that holidays in the UK and abroad are not allowed.
This includes staying in a second home, if that is not your primary residence. This also includes staying with anyone who you don’t live with unless they’re in your support bubble.

You are allowed to stay overnight away from your home if you:
• are visiting your support bubble
• are unable to return to your main residence
• need accommodation while moving house
• need accommodation to attend a funeral or related commemorative event
• require accommodation for work purposes or to provide voluntary services
• are a child requiring accommodation for school or care
• are homeless, seeking asylum, a vulnerable person seeking refuge, or if escaping harm (including domestic abuse)
• are an elite athlete or their support staff or parent, if the athlete is under 18 and it is necessary to be outside of the home for training or competition

If you are already on holiday, you should return to your home as soon as practical.
Guest accommodation providers including marinas are allowed to remain open for the specific reasons set out in law, including where guests are unable to return to their main residence, use that guest accommodation as their main residence, need accommodation while moving house, are self-isolating as required by law, or would otherwise be made homeless as a result of the accommodation closing.
We kindly request that boat owners return to their primary residence for the period of lockdown. Please ensure that you fully winterise your boat before you leave. If you need any assistance with regards to checks on your boat, please contact the marina office on 01889 883 713.
If there is any reason why you cannot leave your boat, please notify us at the marina office immediately.
We remain committed to looking after your boat and maintaining the high standard of presentation of the marina. Our management and maintenance team will continue to carry out regular checks throughout the lockdown to ensure peace of mind.

The health and well-being of our employees, customers and local community is our uppermost priority during this difficult time. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you once again for your continued support, and to thank our team for their hard work and dedication. Our thoughts and very best wishes are with you, your families and friends. We wish you all well over the coming weeks and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

Thank you

Please note: All Covid-19 policies are based on current UK Government guidelines and are being constantly reviewed based on the latest advice. With that in mind, please check back on our COVID-19 update page for the latest information before you travel.

Can we help?
If you cannot safely travel to perform security checks on your boat, or would rather not, we will provide checks on your boat upon request; please email to arrange this if you have a particular concern about your boat.

Can I get diesel and a pump out?
Diesel and pump-outs are available. Only one boat on the service quay at any time, please call the marina to confirm the quay is free prior to moving your boat. Do not refuel or take fuel cans onto the jetties.

How do I buy chandlery items?
You can visit the chandlery however please observe social distancing and maximum occupancy numbers. We’re also operating a click and collect service from the marina office, Please phone 01889 883713 or email us to arrange your order. Payment will be taken over the phone and your items will be packed ready for collection at an agreed time.

We thank you for helping us keep you, your loved ones and our team safe.


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