From noon on Monday June 1st, the Council is to reopen Harbours and Marinas.
Making the announcement, Council have said: “Owners are advised to ensure their vessels are in a mechanically sound and seaworthy condition before heading to sea.
“Anyone visiting a Harbour or Marina is reminded to adhere to government guidance on social distancing and good hand hygiene.
“No overnight stays are permitted onboard and all slipway use must be booked through the Harbour Office.”
Going on to mention an exception: “Rathlin Harbour will remain closed to all non-essential craft at this time.
“Vessels are requested to depart and return to their home port only.
“All Harbour and Marina facilities are closed to visitors at this time including toilets and showers.”
In conclusion the spokesperson said: “Customers will receive further information over the weekend on what to expect once facilities have reopened and are advised to contact the relevant Harbour office for further information.
“Please note that swimming is not permitted in any Harbour or Marina facility for safety reasons.”