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Local lockdowns in place across many parts of Wales

Updated 22nd October 2020 - Canoe Wales Guidance: Firebreak lockdown (from 6pm Friday 23rd October2020)

Please be aware from 6pm Friday 23rd October until 9th November the whole of Wales will be entering a firebreak lockdown. For information on how this impacts your paddling please read the latest firebreak lockdown guidance published by Canoe Wales. You can view this by following -

Updated 1st October 2020 - Local lockdown measures

If you’re planning to head to Wales to go paddling any time soon, please be aware that many parts of Wales are currently subject to a local lockdown with travel restrictions in place. You can find up-to-date information and guidance on paddling in Wales from Canoe Wales

As of 1 October, the following council areas are subject to a local lockdown:

  • Conwy
  • Denbighshire
  • Flintshire
  • Wrexham
  • Blaenau Gwent
  • Bridgend
  • Caerphilly
  • Cardiff
  • Merthyr Tydfil
  • Neath Port Talbot
  • Newport
  • Rhondda Cynon Taf
  • Swansea
  • Torfaen
  • Vale of Glamorgan
  • Llanelli

For paddlers from England, this means you cannot travel to any of these council areas to go paddling. Only residents of the council area may paddle within the borders of that council area. For example, Llangollen is located within Denbighshire which is a lockdown area. This means that paddlers who live in Denbighshire can go paddling in Llangollen, but you cannot travel to Llangollen from outside of the area to go paddling.

There are a few exceptions in place, which include:

  • Travel for work – so if you work in one of these council areas or are attending an event for work (such as a required training course)
  • Elite athletes, who must be designated as an elite athlete by Sport Wales
  • Volunteering

If you have any specific questions about what these travel restrictions might mean for you and your paddling plans, you can contact Canoe Wales for advice and support or visit the Welsh Government website for more information about local lockdowns.