Stay home is the continuing message from the NHS, the government and the Metropolitan Police.

As we enter our third week of self-regulated quarantine, there are real concerns that people will be tempted outdoors in larger numbers due to a mixture of improved weather and the frustration of self-isolating indoors.

The latest UK Government advice is:

  • Only go outside for food, health reasons or work (but only if you cannot work from home)
  • If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times
  • Wash your hands as soon as you get home
  • Do not meet others, even friends or family.

If you are isolating indoors, here are some useful links and some guidance:

  • Google Earth offers free virtual tours of some of the world’s best natural parks.
  • Our Parks has some good online home-workouts
  • The BBC has a wealth of education, cooking, entertainment, guidance and news options for you to browse.
  • Neighbourhood groups are a great source of advice and support.
  • Local Councils are all offering support and can connect people with local services and volunteers.

While the government guidance acknowledges the importance of exercise, it doesn’t clearly define it. Some argue they exercise by gardening or working on allotments. Gardening at home is not an issue. Visiting an allotment is currently within government guidelines but do consider working your plot in isolation and if you can stay away for a few weeks, do so. 

It is vitally important to follow all the advice about physically distancing yourself from others and maintaining hygiene with regular hand-washing.

For NHS information and advice CLICK HERE 

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