The Tier System & River Stour

Cruising the waterways, paddle sports, rowing and sailing are permitted – for all tiers subject to rules specified for each tier. As ever, you and/or your craft must be registered to navigate the river – click here for guidance.

The River Stour forms the boundary between Suffolk & Essex. There are different rules depending on what tier an area is in. Click here to read ‘Local restriction tiers – what you need to know’.

*UPDATE – TIER 4* Essex (excluding Colchester, Uttlesford and Tendring) has been moved into Tier 4 and travel into these areas is people in tiers 1, 2,and 3 are advised not to travel into the new tier 4 areas. Across all tiers the government has announced that people should now “stay local”.

Check the local restrictions to see how your area, or the area you would like to visit, is affected. Click here to enter a postcode and find out the coronavirus restrictions in that area.

If you are using the waterway then click here to read ‘Coronavirus (COVID-19): Meeting with others safely (social distancing)’.

Overview of the guidance regarding travelling and exercise is as below.

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