Advice about walking during COVID 19
From Monday 12h April, restrictions will loosen slightly as part of the government’s roadmap out of lockdown. Read the full government guidance here < https://www.gov.uk/guidance/covid-19-coronavirus-restrictions-what-you-can-and-cannot-do>. This guidance will remain in place until we reach Step 3 of the roadmap, which will be no earlier than 17 May.
The headlines for walking:
Walking with family & friends: Groups of up to six, or two households, can get together for informal walks.
Formally organised group walks: Covid-secure Group walks are classified by the UK government as ‘organised physical activities’ and can take place in groups larger than six – please check with your local group. Coach rambles remain suspended.
You should minimise travel where possible. This means you should:
- avoid making unnecessary trips
- combine trips where possible
If you need to travel:
- walk or cycle where possible
- avoid car sharing with anyone from outside your household or your support bubble
- plan ahead and avoid busy times and routes on public transport
- regularly wash or sanitise your hands
- wear a face covering on public transport, unless exempt
- stay 2 metres apart from people you do not live with where possible, or 1 metre with extra precautions in place (such as wearing face
- coverings or increasing ventilation indoors)
There is additional guidance on safer travel, including on the safe use of public transport.
General safety considerations
Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and be prepared for unpredictable weather. On sunny days please using a brimmed hat and sun cream.
Make sure you have suffcient food and drink for the duration of the walk.