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

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Our Health Walks are back!

In line with UK government guidelines and the advice from the Ramblers Association, outdoor group activities can restart in all tiers from Wednesday 2nd December. Groups walks are officially exempt from the ‘rule of six’ as ‘you can take part in organised sport or physical outdoors with any number of people’ (GOV.UK).

Health Walks

OneLife Suffolk offer over 200 free, volunteer-led Health Walks across the county. It is a great way of getting more active, meeting new people and exploring the beautiful county. All walks are graded from 1-5 based on their difficulty, ensuring there is a walk suitable for everyone.

Where is my local Health Walk?

Due to COVID-19 all our health walks are listed on our website and you need to book in advance. You can find out about a walk via our website or by calling our client services team on 01473 718193


Good News! Our Health Walks are back! View and book on a walk now!

In line with UK government guidelines and the advice from the Ramblers Association, outdoor group activities can restart in all tiers from Wednesday 2nd December. Groups walks are officially exempt from the ‘rule of six’ as you are allowed to ‘take part in organised sport or physical activity outdoors with any number of people’ (GOV.UK).

Here at OneLife Suffolk, we are putting extra safety measures in place. We are limiting our group walk numbers to 10 walkers and 2 leaders in busy/built up environments, and 15 walkers and 2 leaders in rural/quieter environments.

It is essential that all Health Walks must be booked in advance. You can view and book onto any of our Health Walks here, or by calling us on 01473 718193.

Before you attend one of our Health Walks, please read the guidance from the Ramblers Association.

Why does the ‘rule of six’ not apply to the group walks?

Groups walks are officially exempt from the ‘rule of six’ as you are allowed to ‘take part in organised sport or physical activity outdoors with any number of people’ (GOV.UK). We have already met the protocols, and put extra measures in place, to reduce the risks of COVID-19.

If you want to join a group walk:

To join one of our group walks, you must book in advance as spaces are limited. You can book here.

Before joining a walk, we strongly recommend reading Ramblers Restart: Taking part in COVID-safe walks, which has been put together in line with the latest government guidance.


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)

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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