With their recent announcement, the government has set out its plan to safely return life to as near normal as possible. This must be done in a way that is safe and continues to protect the NHS and the people.
There have been some changes in rules regarding exercising outdoors. It certainly relaxes the previous rules and regulations but freedom has its limitations, at least for now.
There will be a limited number of things you can do that you couldn’t do before.
You can exercise outdoors as often as you’d like, keeping in mind the social distancing rules. This includes almost any form of exercise like running, cycling, visiting parks and so on, if you are alone or with members from your household.
You can exercise with people from your household and even play sports with them. Outdoor sports courts or facilities, such as a basketball or tennis court can be used, however, only with members of your household or with one other person in a safe (2m) distance.
You are also allowed to meet and exercise with one other person from a different household outside – only through following the two metres distance rule. With this, its important to keep in mind public gatherings of more than two people from different households are prohibited in law.
However, even with the relaxation of most rules, there are still a number of things that you are not allowed to do.
You cannot visit your friends and family in their homes.
You are not allowed to exercise in an indoor sports court, gym or leisure centre, or go swimming in a public pool.
You are also not allowed to use an outdoor gym or playground.
If you or any members of your household are showing coronavirus symptoms, or self-isolating, you should not use these facilities.
These are what the recent announcement from the government tell us about exercising and it is important to follow these guidelines for the safety of you and your fellow Brighton residents. Stay safe and stay healthy.
The UK government has just published new lockdown legislation. You can now “take exercise with one member of another household”—so you can’t visit your grandpa, but you can go jogging with him.