Ramblers' Coronavirus update 24/03/20


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We'd like to quote the current advice from Ramblers GB. You can read their full statement here - https://www.ramblers.org.uk/volunteer-zone/coronavirus.aspx


"On Monday 23 March, the Government announced that people will only be allowed to leave their home for the following very limited purposes:

  • shopping for basic necessities, as infrequently as possible

  • one form of exercise a day – for example a walk, run or cycle – alone or with members of your household;

  • any medical need, to provide care or to help a vulnerable person; and

  • travelling to and from work, but only where this is absolutely necessary.

In line with previous advice, if you choose to walk for exercise you are advised to only walk locally to where you live. You should walk alone or with people from your household. You should not walk with friends or in groups. Keep 2m (6ft) distance from anyone you pass on your walk.

If you’re are in a household with COVID-19 symptoms, you should self-isolate at home. Those aged 70 or older and those with pre-existing health conditions that put them at increased risk of contracting COVID-19 are particularly advised to practice social distancing.


Please see Public Health England’s guidelines on social distancing.


If you choose to walk locally for exercise, please:

  • Do not walk anywhere that you could get in to trouble and require the emergency services.

  • Avoid touching gates, fences etc. If you do, clean your hands with anti-bac and wash your hands as soon as possible.

  • Upon returning home, wash your hands.

All Ramblers walks and social activities have been cancelled until at least 31 May."


PLEASE FOLLOW THIS ADVICE - PLEASE STAY AT HOME.

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