The risk of the coronavirus being passed on to others outdoors is considered to be low as long as people maintain social distancing.
In England you can leave your home to exercise and spend time outdoors for recreation either alone or with a group of six or a larger group of any size from up to two households (ihncluding their support bubbles, if eligible).
You can meet in all outdoor settings permitted to open, including private gardens.
There is no limit to the amount of time you spend outside for exercise. Not everyone has access to green space, therefore you can travel a short distance to access green space if necessary. However, please minimise travel where possible.
- Take hygiene precautions when you are outside
- Wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors
- Keep at least two metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times
- Take hand sanitiser with you when you set off in case there are no handwashing facilities
Play parks have re-opened. The potential risk of infection remains however, so please do not use any equipment if you are showing any symptoms of Covid-19. To ensure play equipment is safe for all to use, please
- wash or sanitise your hands before and after use
- avoid touching your face, unless your hands are clean
- wear a face covering if at all possible
- supervise children to maintain good hygiene and social distancing
- if social distancing cannot be maintained, please wait until the equipment is free
Respect other people and Protect the natural environment
- Take your litter home
- Do not use barbecues as they risk causing wildfires
- Keep dogs under effective control and on a lead when around farm animals
- Leave gates as you find them and follow instructions on signs
- Keep to footpaths and follow signs where they suggest alternative routes