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Notice from Tiree Coastguard

Lachie Brown, Officer in Charge of Tiree Coastguards has asked people to stay out of the sea during the lockdown in case there are accidents at a time when the emergency services are so stretched. Some in this country have argued that surfing, windsurfing or sailing count as their permitted daily exercise. However, lifeboat crews were called out last week in Devon to incidents involving a kayaker and dinghy sailor. The RNLI has made this statement: ‘While you are allowed out for daily exercise, we do not recommend that this exercise is in or on the sea. ‘Swim England have consulted with Public health England. They say that ‘Open Water Swimming is an activity that is not currently permitted. 

Tiree Coastguard