COVID-19 boating update

COVID updates for boaters.

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FEB 2021

FEB 2021Boating update

  • Recreational boating is permitted
  • If those onboard are members of the same household, there are no further rules which apply
  • If those onboard are not members of the same household they should maintain a physical distance of 1.5 metres from others, as much as possible
  • Remember to practice good personal hygiene
  • Avoid crowding at boat ramps and follow social distancing rules
  • Recreational boaters should keep across the requirements in the Public Health Orders, updates can be found on the NSW website.
  • A face mask must be worn on public transport, including trains, buses, ferries and light rail and in public transport waiting areas in Greater Sydney, Central Coast and Wollongong areas.

Commercial vessel operators

Onshore activities

When onshore, observe the current guidelines and restrictions for the area you're in. This applies in any public place, such as a wharf, boat ramp or publicly accessible vessel. Skippers must also remember their other safety responsibilities regarding safety equipment, alcohol consumption, keeping a proper lookout and proceeding at a safe speed.

Further information about what you can and can't do is available on What you can and can't do under the rules.

Reporting a breach of restrictions

NSW Police is the relevant enforcement authority for the Public Health Orders.

To report a breach of COVID-19 restrictions contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a report via the Crime Stoppers website.

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