The non-tidal Thames is now open for leisure boating over the entire waterway although some local issues remain. All locks between Oxford and Teddington are on Self Service with public power available in most locations. Full information about local issues can be found on the EA River Conditions webpage HERE
The EA Thames waterways and operations teams are to be commended for the way they have risen to the challenge of restoring the river for navigation in recent days.
The speed with which issues have been dealt with, including over the Bank Holiday weekend, has been remarkable.
The improvement in information flow to boaters has been particularly welcome and has given rise to increasingly positive comments on social media. Well done !
The TMBA encourages all boaters to assist enjoyment of the river by continuing to observe the various coronavirus guidelines, particularly with regard to social distancing and careful attention to safe practice when operating locks.
The TMBA River Etiquette for Boaters can be found HERE