Keeping active outside
Following the guidelines
In any given day you can still go outside to exercise, if you’re well enough and as long as you’re on your own, with members of your household, or with one other person from outside your household while practising social distancing. Please always follow the latest official advice on social distancing – which means staying more than two metres from others – and follow the advice on general hygiene. It’s important that you stick stringently to the guidance. If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home.
If you’re going outside to get active, you should try do this locally, staying close to your home and avoiding places where it may be hard to follow the guidelines.
Activity ideas and inspiration
Join the Movement
Sport England have pulled together some useful tips and ideas on how you can keep active outside for their Join the Movement campaign. If you are going outside to exercise then please always follow the latest official advice on social distancing – which means staying more than two metres from others.
Our friends at Explore Kent are keeping up to date advice about keeping active outside safely. Use their detailed activity and public rights of way maps to find local parks, footpaths and open spaces close to your home.
Couch to 5k
Couch to 5k is a 9 week running plan for complete beginners with podcasts to help you through each week. The programme is designed for beginners to gradually build up their running ability so they can eventually run 5km without stopping.