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Updated advice for beach managers during COVID-19

Published on: 23 June 2020

Advice for beach managers

The National Water Safety Forum (NWSF) has produced updated guidance for coastal beach managers and landowners, including private organisations, during COVID-19. 

The latest guidance reflects the current experience of NWSF members and other parties, who seek to reduce drowning and water-related harm in the UK. 

Specifically, the guidance is concerned with the following aspects of beach safety:


  • Mitigating the risk of fatal and non-fatal drowning and water-related injuries
  • The challenges and practical considerations of seeking to maintain social distancing at the beach
  • Assisting duty holders with the obligation to update their risk assessments and to consult
The full document can be downloaded here.