Allow outdoor activities for solo/small groups.

Open forests, hills, beaches for outdoor activities to resume with small groups only.

Why the contribution is important

Relieves some aspect of lockdown. Low risk of transmission of virus. Improves individuals heath , physical and mental.

by scbrown on May 07, 2020 at 10:40PM

Current Rating

Average rating: 4.7
Based on: 11 votes


  • Posted by Free May 08, 2020 at 22:58

    Absolutely agree
  • Posted by MSI May 08, 2020 at 23:12

    This is low risk and huge reward for those who have complied with ScotGov's requests to stay at home. As lockdown continues, letting people have a little more freedom on their activities will at least make continued lockdown more tolerable, and will ease mental health pressures that are definately building. Allow local travel, open up green spaces, open car parks to allow social distancing, permit solo sports (golf, fishing, dinghy sailing etc). Please reward the majority and increase the penalties for those that insist on offending.
  • Posted by XR May 09, 2020 at 11:46

    I agree with this proposal.
  • Posted by lizacole May 09, 2020 at 16:16

    Absolutely. Including open water swimming.
  • Posted by Bron1952 May 09, 2020 at 16:56

    JogScotland groups all have a leader. If that leader can responsibly identify a safe outdoor space (eg a car park) where a small group can gather at a social distance from each other (this might require dividing a group up into smaller units, meeting at different times), with access to off-road tracks or paths that are largely 2 metres wide, sending similarly-paced joggers off in twos, the benefits would be huge: mental health, stress-reduction, vitamin D - all leading to improved immune systems. At points where paths narrow to less than 2 metres, joggers could be instructed to "triangulate" - one runner dropping back a couple of metres on their side of the path so that the distance between the two joggers still allowed for conversation but remained at least or more than 2 metres.
  • Posted by Bron1952 May 09, 2020 at 16:58

    Generally, any activity that can be done socially distanced, that doesn't require contact with a shared piece of equipment, should be allowed. This includes golf, jogging and open-water swimming.
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