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Outdoor exercise and recreation during lockdown!

If you have not recently tried any of the permanent orienteering courses near you, or have yet to give Maprun a go, then lockdown v3.0 may be a great time to do so! And they are all free!

For Permanent Courses see: https://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/poc

For Mapruns see: https://www.devonorienteering.co.uk/maprun-maps-to-download

Please follow government guidance with regard to exercise and recreation. See below for more detail, which has been cut and pasted from British Orienteering:   https://www.britishorienteering.org.uk/news/5437

New Stay at Home guidance issued for national lockdown in England

The government has issued new guidance for the national lockdown in England, which comes into force on Tuesday 5 January.

The guidance states that:

  • Outdoor exercise is still permitted but should be limited to once per day.
  • You can exercise in a public outdoor place:
    • by yourself.
    • with the people you live with
    • with your support bubble (if you are legally permitted to form one).
    • in a childcare bubble where providing childcare.
    • or, when on your own, with one person from another household.

Outdoor exercise should be done locally wherever possible, but you can travel a short distance within your area to do so if necessary (for example, to access an open space).

If you need to travel you should stay local – meaning avoiding travelling outside of your village, town or the part of a city where you live – and look to reduce the number of journeys you make overall.

POCs and VOCs

POCs and VOCs can still be used for individual exercise. Courses should be registered with British Orienteering as activities to provide insurance cover for the club and planner. They must not be used for competitions or leagues.

The full national lockdown: stay at home guidelines are available on the UK government website.