Health and wellbeing Coronavirus - leisure activities

Exercising outdoors and using outdoor sports / play areas

On 10 May, the government confirmed changes to what's allowed in relation to sport and physical activity as part of the next phase of its response to the Covid-19 outbreak. It's been confirmed that from Wednesday 13 May;

  • People can go outside more than once a day for exercise if they're following social distancing guidelines, are alone, with members of their household, or with one person from outside their household
  • People must still only exercise in groups of no more than two people, unless exercising with their household
  • Outdoor gyms, playgrounds, or outdoor swimming pools will remain closed
  • Facilities with outdoor sports and physical activities can reopen from Wednesday 13 May 2020, if those responsible for them feel ready to do so and if they can do so safely, and in line with this and related public health guidance
  • In Manchester this update impacts on facilities in our parks and green spaces for accessible outdoor courts, multi-use games areas, BMX / skateboard, angling and golf (at Heaton Park)
  • Where possible, please avoid using public transport to get to the park / outdoor sport and still try to only visit sites nearby
  • Please take responsibility for your personal hygiene and wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds before leaving home and again on your return home

Government guidlines

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