According to UK Government advice during the Corona Virus pandemic, you should stay at home. You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
- shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible
- one form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle - alone or with members of your household
- any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person
- travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home
Can you go to the park?
- You can still go to the park for outdoor exercise once a day but only alone or with members of your household, not in groups.
- Communal places within parks such as sports courts, playgrounds and outdoor gyms have been closed to protect everyone’s health.
- We ask that households use parks responsibly and keep 2 metres apart from others at all times.
- Unless you are with members of your household, gatherings of more than two people in parks and other public spaces have been banned. The police have the powers to disperse gatherings and issue fines if necessary.
Can you drive to a national park or other green space to walk?
- We advise you to stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily.
- You can still go to the park for outdoor exercise once a day but only by yourself or within your household, not in groups.
- We ask you to keep 2 metres apart from others outside your household at all times when outdoors.
Follow #LockdownWalk on social media. Use this time to explore your local places. See and share the wildlife and history of your area.