Angling: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 22nd October 2020.

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Photo of Scott Mann Scott Mann Conservative, North Cornwall

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, whether angling will be included in the proposed three tier covid-19 restrictions list.

Photo of Nadine Dorries Nadine Dorries Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

The Government understands the importance of physical exercise and spending time outdoors.

Under the current restrictions people can go fishing alone or with no more than five others, in public outdoor spaces. People should always follow social distancing guidelines when encountering others. Outdoor angling events can also take place, if they are managed by a licenced individual, in line with Government guidance.

We are seeing COVID-19 cases rise at a rapid rate across the country and, it is vital everyone plays their part by following the measures in place. As we have shown, we are prepared to take action decisively when it is necessary to control the virus, and the Government will, as always, be led by the science.

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