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Usual Group Sessions now available !

As of 15 September, members of the public can now exercise alone, or with up to 5 other people from outside their household provided members of different households can follow social/physical distancing guidelines. Gatherings of more than 6 people indoors or outdoors continue not to be permitted, unless this is essential for work purposes, or, as of 14 September, if this is part of a formally organised sporting or licensed physical activity (this can be in any public place, indoors or outdoors, or a private outdoor space like a garden, but not inside a private home).

Nordic Walking for Health is, therefore, now running taster sessions, beginner & extended courses, regular instructed Nordic walks for real exercise and refresher & assessment sessions for groups of up to 5 individuals from whatever number of households on condition that both the instructor and the participants maintain a physical distance from non-household members of at least one metre and take all recommended mitigating measures.

The usual guidelines regarding self-isolating, quarantine, physical distancing and hygiene to avoid becoming infected with, or transmitting, the coronavirus apply.

It was also announced on 17 July that “Under the new guidelines, people may use public transport for journeys immediately”.

Advice for healthy 70 year olds and over continues to be that they should take particular care to minimise contact with others outside their household by complying with physical distancing restrictions, especially if outdoors more frequently.

For people shielding, shielding has been paused as of 1 August: you “do not need to follow previous shielding advice” and “can go outside as much as you like but you should still try to keep your overall social interactions low”. If doing so, it still remains important to keep 2 metres apart at all times and, if this is not possible, one metre apart plus mitigating measures.

Booking is now open for taster sessions, beginner & extended courses, regular instructed Nordic walks for real exercise and 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.

Full information on this UK government Cabinet Office Guidance updated 24 June 2020 is at Coronavirus outbreak FAQs: what you can and can’t do

Specific government advice for the public about the phased return outdoors activity updated on 1 June is at Guidance for the public on the phased return of outdoor sport and recreation in England

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