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OneLife Suffolk offer over 200 free, volunteer-led Health Walks across all of Suffolk

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Health Walks are suspended until further notice.

On Monday 4th January, the government announced a national lockdown. Details about what this means for you and your family can be found at www.gov.uk/guidance/national-lockdown-stay-at-home

Here at OneLife Suffolk we will remain open but some of our services may be delivered differently. Sadly this means that Health Walks are suspended until further notice. The government guidance states that you can leave your house for exercise once per day and you should not travel outside your local area.

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 1 person from another household

Read the full guidance here.

More information and advice can be found at: Coronavirus advice – Ramblers


Join our Health Walks Facebook group!

Although our Health Walks are currently suspended, we still want to encourage you to get outside, get some fresh air and go for a walk!

The Health Walks Facebook group is a place for you to share your favourite walks in Suffolk, as well as how far you have walked and any photos you took on route. It is also a great way of staying motivated to get active and you can discover new places to walk based on other people’s suggestions!

You can join the group by clicking here: www.facebook.com/groups/healthwalkssuffolk

Or you can email your photos and favourite routes to HealthWalks@onelifesuffolk.co.uk

When exercising outside, please make sure you follow the latest government guidance for your area: www.gov.uk/coronavirus

If you’re walking alone or with friends and family:

Be prepared:

Government guidelines are changing regularly so make sure you know where you can walk before making the trip.

Be safe:

Maintain good hygiene and physical distancing. If you begin to show COVID-19 symptoms or have been in contact with anyone who has COVID-19, you must self-isolate.

Be considerate:

Be sensitive to rural communities if considering travelling further from home to walk. Make sure to follow the Countryside Code COVID-19 version (England and Wales)

Join our Walk and Talk Campaign

Walking is one of the easiest ways to stay active. Although our Health Walks are currently suspended, we still want to encourage you to get outside, get some fresh air and be active. Walking is not only good for your physical health, but it can also reduce stress and feelings of isolation.

Maybe you have a neighbour who is living alone who would appreciate some company? Perhaps you and your household would benefit from some time outside?

If you do go for a walk, be sure to take a photo and send it to us! 

Below is our video about our walk and talk campaign with subtitles.

Updates

We will keep you updated with the latest information the ramblers association response to the Covid-19 virus


Questions

The best way to contact us is to first check our website for information.
If you have any questions, please get in touch via healthwalks@onelifesuffolk.co.uk.


How to stay active while you are at home

Sport England have provided some useful ideas about how to stay active if you are at home. They can be accessed from their website on https://www.sportengland.org/news/how-stay-active-while-youre-home

Thank you for your understanding and support – this is an unusual time for us all.

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