Due to the impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) emergency, some of our services will be restricted until further notice.
You can find more information on what services are affected by our response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic on our locks and facilities page.
Before boating on the River Thames, you should check the current river conditions.
River closures: updated 14 January 2021
|Thursday 28 January 2021 8am to 4pm||Temple Lock||Temple Lock drainage remedial works: the river at Temple Lock will be closed to traffic during the stated times. Be aware that contractors will be on site setting up prior to the river closure.|
River restrictions: updated 23 December 2020
|From 20 December 2020||Teddington Lock||Teddington Lock restriction: Passage through Teddington Lock is available from 9am to 3pm. We will be offering transits between these times. As the self-service facility is not possible at Teddington, transit will not be possible through the night and from 3pm until 9am, the lock will be closed to traffic.|
|Thursday 14 January 2021||Boveney Lock||Boveney Lock maintenance: contractors will be carrying out essential maintenance work, expect delays up to 2 hours.|
Planned lock closures: updated 9 December 2020
|This work has been postponed||Northmoor Lock||Postponed work: repairing lock chamber wall.|
|9 November 2020 to 5 March 2021||Days Lock||Replacing head and tail lock gates and refurbishing parts of the lock chamber and lock site.|
|16 November 2020 to 29 January 2021||Molesey Lock||Replacing lock gates and refurbishing parts of the lock chamber.|
|23 November 2020 to 12 February 2021||Abingdon Lock||Reconstructing of tail layby and canoe portage.|
|4 January 2021 to 12 March 2021||Cookham Lock||Refurbishing tail gate cill, lock side and head laybys.|
The Environment Agency carries out a programme of works on the River Thames every year between October and Easter. This often results in the closure of a number of locks for relatively long periods.
The Environment Agency publishes the first issue of the programme in August each year. This is so that river users can plan their winter cruising and boat movements well in advance.
This programme of work is subject to change, due to weather and other circumstances. Revised issues of the programme of works are published throughout the winter, so river users can keep up to date. To receive this information, sign up to the email update service.
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