Covid-19: An update from the Canal & River Trust

Following their message from last week, the Canal & River Trust’s response to this unprecedented Covid-19 crisis continues to evolve.

They said: “Our priority is to support the national effort to keep people safe and fighting the pandemic, strictly following the Government’s advice.

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“Our 2,000-mile network of canals, towpaths, and river navigations remain open, but we strongly encourage people to stay local and observe social distancing measures.

“As our waterways run through towns and cities across the country, they bring the countryside into urban areas, providing the opportunity to get outdoors and connect with nature without travelling far from home.

“So until advice changes, you may continue to use your local towpath to exercise and get some fresh air, but please observe the latest Government guidance on social distancing – do not congregate, keep moving, allow space for others to pass, and be mindful of moored boats where people will often be self-isolating.

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 ‘Virtual wellbeing’

For the many people who are self-isolating, or who do not live close to a canal or river, you can continue to experience the calm and beauty of the waterways from the comfort of your own home by accessing the Canal & River Trust’s website here.”

See their previous response to the Covid-19 outbreak here.

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