Corona virus Up Date 27th March 2020

United Utilities Recreational Sites

Dear Leaseholder/License

Following the updated Government Guidance on the Coronavirus, we wanted to update you on our current position regarding recreational activities on our reservoirs including fishing/boating activities.

We appreciate these unprecedented times are proving difficult for many organisations, and that may include your own.

As an essential service provider,  we must ensure the health and safety of our employees to deliver critical services to our customers. But, because of the open access to the land we own, we also have a duty to protect the health of the public.

As a result, we have taken the difficult decision to close off all our car parks and toilet facilities to assist the Government in achieving its overall goal of reducing the spread of the virus. We are asking all recreational tenants to adhere to this advice and refrain from using our reservoir sites until this instruction has been relaxed. Please can you share this information with your organisation/club members.

We are also aware that the RYA and other organisations are directing their members to follow Government advice which is:

·         Non-essential travel must be avoided

·         People should ensure social distancing

·         Older people and people with severe illnesses should be particularly stringent when considering social distancing

Should you need any further advice on the Government Guidance this can be found on the website.

I trust you understand why we are taking these measures and we are conscious of what it means for you and the public who enjoy recreational activities on our land. If you have any further questions regarding the above points please do talk to us.



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