Our guidance in light of the latest government advice
clear that Coronavirus has not gone away, and we need to continue to help
control the virus to save lives. Although there are some changes to government
guidance, the lockdown is still in force across the UK and the advice continues
to be to stay at home as much as possible. If you or anyone in your household
has Coronavirus symptoms, you should continue to self-isolate. If you are
clinically vulnerable (i.e. over 70 or with a listed underlying health
condition) you are advised to take particular care to minimise contact with
others outside your household.
There are however some differences in government advice, depending on whether you live in England, Wales or Scotland, outlined below.
In England, from Wednesday 13 May:
- You can exercise outdoors as often as you like alone, with members of your household.
- You can also exercise with one other person from outside your household, while keeping two metres apart.
- You may drive to outdoor open spaces, irrespective of distance, but should follow social distancing guidance whilst you are there.
In addition, the Ramblers urges all walkers in England to:
- Be sensitive to rural communities if considering travelling further from home to walk.
- Avoid activities that may result in injury or require emergency services support, especially in remote locations.
- Be aware that popular locations like National Parks or the coast may be very busy, making social distancing difficult.
- Plan ahead, as some sites and facilities may be closed or have restrictions.
In many cases, the best option will be to stay local and explore the local area on foot.