Walking: Coronavirus

Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport written question – answered on 23rd July 2020.

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Photo of James Davies James Davies Conservative, Vale of Clwyd

To ask the Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, what his policy is on enabling organised walking groups to resume their activities as the covid-19 lockdown restrictions are eased.

Photo of Nigel Huddleston Nigel Huddleston Assistant Whip, The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

Sports and physical activity facilities play a crucial role in supporting adults and children to be active.The Government has made it clear that it will adopt a phased approach based on scientific and medical advice, and that the primary goal is to protect public health.

The government's guidance remains that people should gather in groups of no larger than six people from different households, or two households, adhering to social distancing including when as part of organised walking groups.

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