We are following the Government’s advice closely regarding Coronavirus.
To protect yourself and others, you must:
You can go outside to exercise as often as you wish.
Exercise can include:
High risk exercise (that may result in injury and require medical care or emergency services support) should be avoided.
It is extremely important that you maintain physical distancing:
Exercising in crowded areas where physical distancing may be difficult – such as narrow paths – should be avoided.
Unnecessary travel should be avoided, so exercise should be done in your local area. You should not drive to beauty spots, parks or beaches.
However, if you (or a person in your care) have a specific health condition that requires you to leave the home to maintain your health – including if that involves travel beyond your local area – then you can do so. For example, this could include where individuals with learning disabilities or autism require specific exercise in an open space.
If you have a disability and need to travel a bit further to appropriate outdoor space where you can exercise safely, you can do so. For example, if you use a wheelchair you can travel to a location that has accessible parking and level access.
Outdoor sport facilities (for example: pitches and tennis courts) must remain closed at this time.
Play parks must also remain closed due to the increased risk of transmission via surfaces such as playground equipment.
No water sports are advised because these activities expose participants to danger and increase the potential risk of requiring emergency services support.
All public swimming pools are closed.
It also remains vitally important that anyone with symptoms of COVID-19 – a new and continuous cough or a high temperature – isolates themselves for seven days, and that anyone else in a household where someone has symptoms, isolates for 14 days.
walking & cycling
Cycle shops are open for repairs during this period.
We advise daily walking and cycling for your health and wellbeing as long as you are not self-isolating, showing symptoms (such as a fever or persistent cough) or in the high risk group.
We also recommend that key workers, who continue to travel to, from and for work, walk and cycle where possible. Find the best offers for frontline staff on bikes, repairs and equipment by visiting sustrans.org.uk/campaigns/cycles-for-key-workers