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Coronavirus and Get Set Leeds (5th November 2020)

As everyone is spending more time at home, it is increasingly important to help people stay active to maintain good physical activity levels and also to support mental wellbeing.

Leeds is currently under national restrictions due to the Coronavirus pandemic.

Leeds residents can go outside more than once a day for exercise. When exercising outdoors, people must still follow distancing guidelines.

People can go outside alone, with 1 other person or within your household or bubble.

You should maintain social distance when exercising with anybody who you do not live with, unless they are in your support bubble, and you are advised to avoid any activity which requires close contact. You cannot exercise with or meet someone you do not live with (or from your support bubble) in a private garden.

Exercise should be carried out locally without the need for travel, however you are allowed to travel to access open spaces if necessary.

There is no restriction on the type of activity you can do when exercising, provided that you are within the permitted gathering limits outlined above.

Sport and leisure facilities, such as leisure centres, swimming pools, gyms and sport clubs, will be closed during the national restrictions. This applies to both indoor and outdoor facilities.

• This includes, but is not limited to, sport facilities such as tennis and basketball courts, golf courses and driving ranges, dance studios, climbing walls and climbing centres, and archery and shooting ranges.

• You can visit outdoor public places in order to exercise, including parks, beaches, the countryside and public gardens.

• Personal trainers and sports coaches should only provide training in public outdoor spaces, such as parks. They should not provide any training in private homes or gardens, and in line with gatherings rules should only provide 1:1 training.

Universities can continue to provide curriculum sport, but this does not extend to extra-curricular sport such as sport clubs or societies, including playing for a university team, and there should be no inter-mural sporting fixtures or competitions.

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For more information about Get Set Leeds and how you can get involved keep reading below.

What is Get Set Leeds? 

Imagine if Leeds was the most active city in the UK – how would things be different?

Get Set Leeds is a partnership of people from all over the city who want to play a part in making Leeds more active. People just like you. People who know it feels good to be active, but don’t always find it easy to make it happen every day. People with great ideas for changes that could get everyone in Leeds moving more.

Last year, we asked people to share with us their ideas for being physically active in Leeds, and thousands of you told us what changes in the city would enable them to be more active.

After working together with Leeds Beckett University to analyse these results, we are delighted to share our findings with you.

Now it’s time to make some of those ideas happen – and we’d love you to join us or stay in touch. Or if you just want to hear what’s going on, check out our news section.

We know that being active is good for our own health, good for communities and good for the city as a whole. And we know our city already offers lots of opportunities to get active. But together we can do so much more. Together, we can make Leeds the best city to be active in the UK.

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People in our city have joined the conversation to shape a more active Leeds. Will you?

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