An Update to Covid Restrictions

Thursday, March 18, 2021

The government has updated their Covid-19 restrictions, which will then be reviewed again on 15 April 2021.

  • Leaving Home: You may leave your home for exercise, as permitted in the regulations.
  • Travel: You should not travel more than 10 miles from your home to exercise.
  • Outdoor Gatherings: Up to ten people (including children of all ages) from a maximum of two households can meet outdoors for a permitted reason. You should maintain social distancing by being at least two metres apart, as well as good hand and respiratory hygiene practices.
  • Outdoor Areas: Outdoor parks, play areas, outdoor areas of properties operated by the National Trust and the outdoor areas of stately homes, historic homes and castles are permitted to remain open.
  • Exercising Outdoors: You can leave your home to exercise in a public outdoor place:
    • by yourself
    • with the people you live with
    • with your bubble
    • or, when on your own, with one person from another household

You should not travel more than 10 miles from your home in order to take exercise. If, when you arrive at your proposed destination, there are crowds which will make social distancing difficult you should find an alternative place to exercise.

  • Outdoor Sport: Outdoor sport is not permitted, other than at elite level. You cannot participate in personal one-to-one training sessions or group activities such as running or cycling.
  • However from 1st April, up to 10 people (including children of all ages) from a maximum of two households can take part in structured outdoor sports activities. 
  • Outdoor sports facilities can re-open. However, club houses and indoor sports facilities (changing rooms, showers, kitchens, meeting rooms), apart from essential toilet facilities must stay closed and from 12th April, up to 15 people (including coaches) can take part in structured outdoor sports training, through clubs affiliated to recognised sport’s governing bodies. The same restrictions as from 1st April apply.
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