Several outdoor sports can be practised maintaining social distancing. Canoeing is one which can be easily done. Increasing the variety of activities available to the public would show that the Government is listening and taking action in these difficult times. This increase in activity will of course have an increase in travel. The French now allow public to make journeys of 100k. A similar approach could be adopted for example one hour or 50 miles from home as a maximum.

Why the contribution is important

The increased variety of activities available spread the areas used and alleviate crowding thus reducing close contact. Applies to the argument to allow other outdoor sports to happen such as hillwalking, golf, angling, bowls, and cycling which is currently permitted.

by BigRabinPerth on May 08, 2020 at 09:00AM

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  • Posted by donaldil16 May 08, 2020 at 09:30

    Spot on should be allowed
  • Posted by DesiCat May 08, 2020 at 10:11

    All that is required is guidelines where social distancing and safety must be adhered to. e.g areas that can be canoed on safely, as opposed to areas that could be considered unsafe, such as those with very powerful currents, rough seas, etc.
  • Posted by Tiggs May 08, 2020 at 10:35

    Great Idea, partiggula as it is very easy to keep the distance on the water. Regarding travel distance, decently milage not time of travel...
  • Posted by JanetMoxley May 08, 2020 at 21:14

    Yes, as long as people maintain distancing including getting to and from the water while. On river trips shuttles might have to be run by bike or with other members of the household. Once on the water its easy enough to distance in canoes/kayaks. (Anyone who doubts this should try getting a youth group to raft up!)
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