Sports & Physical Activity: The New Lockdown Rules
We thought we'd share some clear, simple guidelines on what you can and can't do during lockdown to keep yourselves fit, healthy and active this winter.
Gyms and sports facilities:
Both indoor and outdoor gym and sports facilities will be closed throughout lockdown. That means no sports courts, outdoor gyms, golf courses, outdoor swimming pools, archery/driving/shooting ranges and riding arenas are open.
The great news is that outdoor sport for disabled people can continue!
Permitted outdoor exercise:
Whilst you should aim to minimise your time outdoors, you can leave home to exercise.
Please be aware that recreation or leisure, such as picnics, aren't allowed by law, and you're not allowed to meet socially with friends or family.
The good news is you can exercise with people from your support/childcare bubble and within your own household. You can also meet outside for exercise with one person from another household.
How often can I exercise?
Please limit your outdoor exercise to once per day, in a public place, and do not leave your local area.
Where can I exercise?
Public outdoor places include: ● parks, beaches, countryside accessible to the public, forests ● public gardens (whether or not you pay to enter them) ● the grounds of a heritage site
• The lockdown is set to remain in place until at least February 17th
• When around other people, stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.
• Where this is not possible, stay 1 metre apart with extra precautions (e.g. wearing a face covering).
• Wear a face covering in many indoor settings, such as shops or places of worship where these remain open, and on public transport, unless you are exempt.
You can read more in this great article from Sport England here http://bit.ly/2MK87mu
Stay healthy and safe this lockdown.