New rules following Lockdown 2

From December 2nd 2020 the goverment is replacing the national lockdown with a regionally-differentiated approach, where different tiers of restrictions apply in different parts of the country.

The entire Wilts & Berks Canal Trust area will be in Tier 2. 

The rate of infection has been falling in Oxfordshire and Swindon, while Wiltshire’s infection rate has increased slightly – albeit from a lower level. 

What does this mean for WBCT?

Work-parties (both indoor and outdoor) may continue for volunteers living in Tier 2 areas because they are defined as ‘work’. However, they must operate in a ‘Covid-secure’ manner.

The Government guidance relating to Tier 2 areas, 26th November 2020 can be found at