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FAQs

In response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, UK national guidance advises that the public, as much as is practicable, undertake Social Distancing and stay at home and away from others. We should all follow this guidance as much as possible in order to slow the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19).

However, it’s also important that we look after ourselves, and stay fit and healthy as best we can. We’ve compiled a list of frequently asked questions regarding sport/physical activity that can help you exercise whilst Social Distancing and staying at home and away from others.

If you are a sport or physical activity provider looking for information or support during this period then head over to the Active Calderdale web page where we have collated advice from national bodies, as well as support available to you.

If the question you are looking for is not here and cannot be found on the UK governments website then please email us at letsgosouthall@ealing.gov.uk or tweet us at @GoSouthall.

  • Can I still exercise?

    Yes, of course! Keeping active every day is vital for your physical and mental health. If your favourite activities are no longer an option during this period you can find some excellent alternatives on the Let’s Go Southall Coronavirus response page.

  • Can I still exercise outside?

     you DO NOT fall into one of the extremely vulnerable groups listed in the guidance on shielding and protecting the extremely vulnerable from COVID-19, then current guidance allows you to leave the house for one form of exercise a day – for example a run, walk, or cycle – provided you are adhering to Social Distancing measures. This means:

    1. Staying at least two (2) metres or six (6) feet away from people from outside your household.

    2. You must go out either alone, OR as a pair with one (1) other person from your household at the most.

    3. Minimising contact with high touch areas (e.g. door handles), avoiding touching your face, and remembering to wash your hands any time you enter from outdoors.

  • What if I fall into one of the extremely vulnerable groups but I still want to exercise?

    If you fall into one of the extremely vulnerable groups listed in the guidance on shielding and protecting the extremely vulnerable from COVID-19, then you are strongly advised to stay at home at all times and avoid any face-to-face contact for a period of at least 12 weeks.

    We encourage you to exercise at home during this period, provided that you are fit and healthy. We’ve compiled a list of ideas on how to do this in the Let’s Go Southall Coronavirus response.

  • What can I do at home to stay physically active?

    There are countless ways you can remain fit and active within the comfort of your own home. If you are looking for ideas then head over to the  Let’s Go Southall Coronavirus response, where there is plenty of information and resources to help you stay physically active during this period.

  • My gym is now closed, what can I do as an alternative to gym-based exercises?

    Gyms are high risk locations for transmitting coronavirus. As a result, the government has instructed them to close for the foreseeable future in order to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) by helping to stop non-essential contact. If you are looking for an alternative to your gym-based workout, the NHS have a range of gym-free workouts, and Fitness Blender have over 500 workout videos to help you stay physically active during this period, whatever your fitness goals are.

    For more ideas and resources, check out the Let’s Go Southall Coronavirus response.

  • Can I still do group activities?

    The aim of the UK Government’s Guidance on Social Distancing is to limit social interaction between people in order to reduce the transmission of coronavirus (COVID-19). As a result, group activities are strongly discourages, and most providers have cancelled their group activities as a result. If you choose to exercise with someone else (from outside your household), you must keep at least two (2) metres or six (6) feet distance from them while exercising.

  • Can I still exercise with my partner/relative at home?

    Provided that you live in the same home, are both fit and healthy, and are socially distancing yourselves from others, then you are free to exercise with a partner or relative at home! Make sure you both wash your hands for 20 seconds whenever you enter your home from outdoors.