Be allowed out to exercise more than once a day.

To allow people to be able to go out more than once a day to exercise. If you have a dog for example most dogs are walked at least twice a day and then that means you are unable to go outside to exercise.

Why the contribution is important

I think it's important as many people suffer badly with mental health and being able to take your dog out and to run or cycle can be just what is needed to make you feel a bit more normal.

by Cottam67 on May 05, 2020 at 03:17PM

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Average rating: 4.5
Based on: 37 votes


  • Posted by Fifer72 May 05, 2020 at 15:23

    People already are.
  • Posted by Ironduke May 05, 2020 at 15:24

    Why not as long as social distancing is observed.
  • Posted by Hamish May 05, 2020 at 15:29

    Do the regulations (rather than the recommendations/guidance) actually say you are limited to only once a day?
  • Posted by FL May 05, 2020 at 15:33

    It’s impossible to get out even once a day here in the most densely populated part of a city with thousands of flats in a densely packed area and no green spaces nearby. Yes, we should be allowed out more but only if we are permitted to travel a short distance out of the city to a remote part of countryside (not tourist hotspots) where we can observe the 2m rule and actually walk safely. Not including that in the draft proposals announced today is short sighted and will make it even harder for us to get out for even 1 walk a day at all- in fact if anything it may stop those of us who risk having one walk now not even doing that since it’s even busier here in this bottleneck. Please realise not everyone lives in suburbia, not everyone lives near a park, not everyone has a garden, not everyone has managed outside even once since lockdown began because it’s too busy. Let us move and travel a short distance to a safe space to exercise alone.
  • Posted by Edinburgholdie May 05, 2020 at 15:35

    It would really help me (aged 71) if I could go out more than once a day. I get quite panicky having to stay in all day. But I would be worried if the streets got too busy as social distancing is difficult in built up areas.
  • Posted by Julie May 05, 2020 at 16:54

    If more than once a day can be done safely and with proper social distancing then it feels petty and draconian to stop people doing so.

    I have strictly followed all the rules to date but this one does seem something that could be done with little adverse impact and a lot of improvement to health and well-being.
  • Posted by Zoe27 May 06, 2020 at 17:52

    I agree - I go for one walk a day but would like to be able to go out again later perhaps for a cycle. Letting us go out more than once a day would help our health and wellbeing
  • Posted by Sumillar May 06, 2020 at 20:54

    I think it would be positive for wellbeing and to maintain fitness to get out more than once a day for exercise. We have two kids. I go out with one and my partner the other (To give other pedestrians space) As the kids are quite young, we can only go short distances and it just doesn’t give us enough as adults. Ideally I would like once a day with the kids then out separately myself.
  • Posted by markymalarky May 07, 2020 at 16:36

    agree with much of above comments , given the fact that many are already going out >1 time perday it appears , and some for >1hour definitely , the permitted allowance must surely be increased soon
  • Posted by jellyroll May 08, 2020 at 15:58

    I accept that going out twice a day would be welcomed by many people (particularly dog walkers) but it has no appeal for me. I already do 1 hour's walking per day from my home and have no interest in going out again. What I would like is to be able to walk for a longer period (2 hr+) further away from home which would necessitate using my car. I should not complain but, walking every day from home, I have exhausted all the possibilities and, while I am still getting fresh air, it is becoming more like the compulsory 1 hour exercise walking round the prison yard! I appreciate that using the car increases the risk that I might have to call on emergency services etc but any relaxation in the current lockdown rules incurs some risk.
  • Posted by Christina May 09, 2020 at 20:00

    Sometimes I go out more. But because all this makes so depressed I stay inside in bed for days on end so it all evens out. As a mental health sufferer I need to look at my own wellbeing and if there is a day when I feel like going outside more than once then I have the right to do so. It's already hard enough to be on constant police watch just for existing. My kind of brain makes me feel so much guilt and I expect to be told to go home to more solitude every time I see a police car.
  • Posted by harshtruth May 10, 2020 at 01:27

    Physios preach and have been preaching under the coin of NHS Lothian & Scotland for years about pacing yourselves and suddenly you take it strictly to go out only once a day?
    Practice common sense: Pace yourself, wash your hands, don't interact with people and focus on your recovery.
    I guess the NEETs and hardcore crippled focusing on recovery will always be ahead of the curve.

    Waiting for the janny to not approve this because it speaks of a class of people once more.
  • Posted by roobie May 10, 2020 at 10:54

    We are already able to exercise multiple times a day with no limit of time, the only place where exercising once a day only was legally enforced was in Wales. I'm not sure why people think the concession on exercise multiple times a day is something new.
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