Current government guidelines on leaving your house – true at time of going to press 24/4/20
You should only leave the house for very limited purposes:
- Shopping for necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible.
- One form of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – alone or with members of your household.
- Any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid or escape risk of injury or harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person.
- Travelling for work purposes, but only where you cannot work from home.
Even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are two metres apart from anyone outside of your own household.
As current guidance stands (24/4/20) it is our interpretation that you can now drive a short distance to begin your walk. If you do not have to drive, please don’t. The reason for this is many fold – more driving means you will need to visit the fuel station more often, driving means more risk of accidents which may put pressure on the NHS or land you in A&E.
That said, please enjoy your walks as set out on Nene Local Magazine