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One-on-One Sessions now available !

As of Friday 15 May, Nordic Walking for Health is offering one-on-one sessions again.

Booking is now open for taster sessions, beginner & extended courses as well as for refresher & assessment sessions. Refresher/assessment sessions are available for Nordic walking technique as well as for walking with trekking poles and walking unaided: these are ‘Walk Better for You !’ sessions. To make an enquiry, click on Nordic Walking for Health to send an email or text/phone 07813 524587.

From Wednesday 13 May, new rules came into effect, including:

  • keep two metres away from people as a precaution. However, this is not a rule and the science is complex. The key thing is to not be too close to people for more than a short period of time, as much as you can.
  • wash your hands often using soap and water and dry them thoroughly. Where available, use minimum 60% alcohol sanitiser outside your home, especially as you enter a building and after you have had contact with surfaces.
  • avoid touching your face.

You are at higher risk of being directly exposed to respiratory droplets (released by talking or coughing) when you are within two metres of someone and have face-to-face contact with them. You can lower the risk of infection if you stay side-to-side rather than facing someone.

Full information on this UK government Cabinet Office Guidance published 11 May 2020 is at Staying safe outside your home

There will be a limited number of things you can do from Wednesday onwards that you cannot do now, including:

  • meet one other person from a different household outdoors – following physical distancing guidelines
  • exercise outdoors as often as you wish – following physical distancing guidelines.

Public gatherings of more than 2 people from different households are prohibited in law. As with before, you cannot gather in a group of more than two (excluding members of your own household), except for a few specific exceptions set out in law (for work, funerals, house moves, supporting the vulnerable, in emergencies and to fulfil legal obligations).

If you are showing coronavirus symptoms, or if you or any of your household are self-isolating, you should stay at home.

The advice for those aged 70 and over continues to be that they should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household. If they do go out more frequently, they should be careful to maintain distance from others. They and everyone should continue to comply with any general physical distancing restrictions. We know that those aged 70 and over can be absolutely fit and healthy and it’s not the case that everybody over 70 has a chronic health condition or an underlying disease. But unfortunately, we also know that as you get older, there is a higher risk of coronavirus having a more serious impact with infection. Complications and deaths are more common in the elderly, even those without pre-existing conditions.

Anyone who has been advised to shield by the NHS or their GP, including those 70 and over, should continue to do this until at least the end of June.

Full information on this UK government Cabinet Office Guidance updated 11 May 2020 is at Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

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