In these unprecedented times, the outdoor lovers amongst us are doing everything we can to make the most of our once-a-day exercise, whilst maintaining correct social distancing to help keep ourselves and others safe. But lockdown means that more people are trying to get out for the daily exercise outdoors which, although we see it as a positive that more people are staying active and connecting with the outdoors, it can prove difficult when you’re trying to stay safe out there.
The most common activities people are doing right now are walking – whether that’s with the dog, the family or a solo stroll around the park – and running – in the street, in the park on the trail. It won’t come to a surprise to outdoor lovers that walkers and runners often share the same space and in normal circumstances, that’s not really a problem. However, when we all have to do our bit to keep our distance and stay safe, things get a little more difficult.
But don’t worry: we’ve put together a fool-proof guide to staying safe when you’re out on foot and how to make sure you don’t sacrifice or jeopardise your precious time outdoors.