Coronavirus - The latest government advice on exercising safely

The government’s priority is to save lives and have advised that the best way to protect yourself and others from illness is to stay at home.

However, exercise is still important for people’s physical and mental wellbeing, so the government has said people can leave their homes once a day for exercise.

If you do choose to go out, here are some things to keep in mind:

- Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily

A quiet South Bay during lockdown

- Go on your own or the people you live with - don't meet up with anyone else

- Keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times

- Gatherings of more than two in parks or other public spaces have been banned and the police will enforce this

- If walking your dog in areas used by other people, you should walk your dog on a lead to ensure you can safely keep 2 metres away from others.

- Wash your hands as soon as you get home

- If you have symptoms of coronavirus stay at home for 7 days

For more information and to read the current Government guidance on coronavirus visit: be aware that if you are experiencing symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19) or at risk of severe illness if you catch coronavirus, then you must stay at home. See the latest guidance from Public Health England.