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Covid latest exercise guidance and visiting a covid ward to see relative

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Tiramisuiloveyou Tue 28-Apr-20 14:49:46

Can anyone please enlighten me what the latest guidelines are for exercising please? Say if someone had an electric bike (could they go as far as they wanted and be out for as long as they wanted)? I am thinking probably not.

Also if someone visited a poorly relative on a covid ward with agreement of hospital and hospital supplied PPE what would the guidance be here please for them and for their household?

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Ponoka7 Tue 28-Apr-20 14:54:54

The hospital one is, best answered by the Staff on the ward. We are learning more everyday. If you're going in with full PPE, then it's going into the hospital that puts you at risk, as it does for people going shopping etc.

Everyone has got to weigh up the risk of transmission and the danger travelling on the journey would bring. We are trying to eliminate the need to go to hospital, even for injuries.

Two brothers took a bloody boat out thinking they'd see no-one, but didn't calculate needing to be rescued. Cyclists have done the same.

longearedbat Tue 28-Apr-20 15:09:27

Well, you are limited in distance on an e bike if you don't pedal, but, if you want to go out for a long bike ride, go for one. The law does not specify how long your exercise is for, but certain mumsnet posters are fond of trying to specify limits.

Tiramisuiloveyou Tue 28-Apr-20 15:10:34

The Hospital were saying 14 days.

I thought you could only travel so far away from home to exercise or cover a certain distance or something. But i know the guidance has been updated several times.

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Tiramisuiloveyou Tue 28-Apr-20 15:16:39

I am not a cyclist but just wondering. Posting on FB about a cycle ride which takes up most of the day, covering many miles, off grid, on uneven tracks, at high speeds, going through umpteen villages, possibly passing walkers and possibly having an accident along the way seems a bit irresponsible, excessive and a bit of an unnecessary risk.

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Ponoka7 Tue 28-Apr-20 15:22:51

If you are driving to take a walk, you should walk for longer than you drove.
The cycling one shouldn't be happening. People should be circling a smaller distance if needs be and reducing the risk of accident, so easier routes.

I thought it was 14 days before PPE? You are at less risk than the Staff who go shopping and home, after a shift.

longearedbat Tue 28-Apr-20 15:28:52

@Ponoka7 why shouldn't it be happening? Where does it say that people should be cycling smaller distances? Many people who cycle for an hour can easily cover 20 miles or more. The guidelines say nothing about cycling shorter distances to avoid accidents.

Tiramisuiloveyou Tue 28-Apr-20 15:54:16

Ponoka may be referring to the excessive distance, time out of the house and the hazardous terrain (up fells and unmade tracks) covered at high speed.

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longearedbat Tue 28-Apr-20 16:45:14

Who said anything about hazardous terrain? You certainly didn't in your post, so how could ponoka7 surmise that was what you were talking about? All you said was a long e bike ride.
There is an awful lot of 'make it up as you go along' on here. What an annoying thread.

longearedbat Tue 28-Apr-20 16:47:36

Oh okay, I've just read your second post more thorougly.. I apologise for my hasty and terse reply. I think it's time to put the pad down and go and do something else...

Tiramisuiloveyou Tue 28-Apr-20 17:04:31

Its ok longearedbat its a terse time for us all

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Ponoka7 Tue 28-Apr-20 17:16:54

Perhaps do that, I've never been one for making things up as i go along.

longtermillness Tue 28-Apr-20 17:33:23

In Scotland we’ve been told one hour for exercise and in your immediate area only, preferably alone but if you have absolutely must you can go with your household .

That’s from NHS staff comms .

Not sure how many people are following all that though . Have family live in v rural highlands ie nearest neighbours 15 miles away . I highly doubt they are sticking to it . Even relatives in forth valley area doing 8 mile cycles . Common sense I think .

ravensoaponarope Tue 28-Apr-20 17:42:18

In Wales we are only allowed to cycle as far as we could walk.

Tiramisuiloveyou Tue 28-Apr-20 19:49:47

Thanks all. Any links to the latest official guidance for exercise/cycling in England or what to do for relatives after a visit to covid ward?

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Tiramisuiloveyou Wed 29-Apr-20 13:10:00


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lljkk Wed 29-Apr-20 13:20:25

it all changes though

BarbaraofSeville Wed 29-Apr-20 14:33:39

You need to look on for the official advice. Any other website, unless it directly quotes, is likely to be personal opinion, and not everyone gets it right. The police guidance is also useful.

Asking on here totally pointless, people will quote time, distance and frequency limits, none of which exist, not in England anyway.

If you want to visit a hospital, you need to ask them, no-one else knows what an unnamed hospital will allow you to do.

The cycling that you refer to may be outside the guidelines, but if you're not a cyclist, your judgement about what is 'off grid', 'many miles' or 'at risk of accident' may not be reasonable either.

The responsible mountain biking community has suggested 'not far, not gnar (short for gnarly, ie fast downhill, jumps, steep rough terrain), no car' as a 'rule' but driving for exercise is not banned, although congregating in popular locations is generally unreasonable, due to lack of social distancing.

Tiramisuiloveyou Wed 29-Apr-20 15:21:37

Thanks the hospital said it was high risk and isolate for 14 days after visiting covid ward even with supplied PPE.

The E cyclist has been boasting about how many miles he has covered (including various ordinary roads busy and quiet roads some would be ‘gnar’ unmade steep uneven terrain passing through lots of countryside and various villages some quiet but some areas would be much more densely populated than others). He is also the partner of the person who visited a relative in the covid ward.

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