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How far can you travel during lockdown for exercise? – Hull Live

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It’s only natural for people to want to get outdoors during lockdown, with the question of how far you can travel from you home being a contentious one.

In announcing the third lockdown on Monday, January 4, Boris Johnson reintroduced the firm “stay at home” rule, telling the nation we can only leave our homes for a limited amount of permitted reasons.

One of the legitimate reasons a person can be out of their house is for exercise, which is allowed once per day, for an unlimited amount of time, with the rule of “staying local.”

Now, people are being reminded of this guidance, which states people should not travel outside of their village, or the part of the town or city they live in.

The Government guidance says: “If you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should always stay local – unless it is necessary to go further, for example to go to work. Stay local means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.”

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It comes as a blow to many who have been kept sane by lovely country walks.

The reminder comes after two women were fined after they met up for a socially distanced walk, having driven to a beauty spot five miles from their houses.

Jessica Allen and Eliza Moore, both 27, said they believed they were following the government guidelines by staying local when taking exercise, as they only live five miles away in Ashby-de-la-Zouch, Leicestershire.

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What are the reasons I can leave my house in lockdown?

You must not leave, or be outside of your home except where necessary. You may leave the home to:

  • shop for basic necessities, for you or a vulnerable person
  • go to work, or provide voluntary or charitable services, if you cannot reasonably do so from home
  • exercise with your household (or support bubble) or one other person, this should be limited to once per day, and you should not travel outside your local area.
  • meet your support bubble or childcare bubble where necessary, but only if you are legally permitted to form one
  • seek medical assistance or avoid injury, illness or risk of harm (including domestic abuse)
  • attend education or childcare – for those eligible

If you do leave home for one of the above permitted reasons, you should always stay local – unless it is necessary to go further, for example to go to work.

Stay local means stay in the village, town, or part of the city where you live.

If you are clinically extremely vulnerable you should only go out for medical appointments, exercise or if it is essential. You should not attend work

You can be given a Fixed Penalty Notice of £200 for the first offence, doubling for further offences up to a maximum of £6,400.

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