Face coverings

Could face coverings be extended to include joggers and Cyclists in public walkways such as the canal of Kelvin walkway.
Due to the amount of excessive breathing required by this type of exercise, passing others may contribute to spreading the virus

Why the contribution is important

It is important to help prevent the spread of the Virus in the community.

by Gerry204 on May 06, 2020 at 02:15PM

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  • Posted by fishwhisperer May 06, 2020 at 16:20

    Agreed. On shared paths <2m in width, joggers and cyclists inevitably are not at the other extreme side of the path and tend to be more towards the middle, reducing the gap even further. With the excessive breathing, it makes it all the more pertinent that they wear face coverings on shared paths (less important if their entire route is entirely on the road).
  • Posted by JMack May 06, 2020 at 21:03

     know that the benefits of face coverings/masks are disputed, but they are increasingly being used by countries coming out of lockdown in Europe, and their use is already prevalent in Asia. I believe that, to be effective in mitigating the spread of droplets from sneezes, coughs and breaths, their use in a population needs to be more or less universal. So, I would urge that the current recommendation to consider wearing a face covering in potentially crowded or busy situations like shops and public transport should be toughened up to mandatory status, with the customary range of enforcement provisions.
    Why the contribution is important
    I think that the wearing of face coverings/masks in appropriate situations is important because:

    1. It is beneficial in preventing the spread of the virus.
    2. It will publicly and visibly reinforce community commitment to a disciplined approach to emerging from the crisis.
    3. It will be acknowledged by the our neighbours in Europe and the wider World as a reassurance that we are taking the threats of a "second wave" seriously and responsibly.
  • Posted by AlanE May 08, 2020 at 17:45

    Totally agree.
    Joggers especially, but cyclists also, should have to wear a face mask as they are puffing & panting as they pass very close to pedestrians.
  • Posted by Biba May 09, 2020 at 19:20

    Totally agree. I know many people who have had joggers right up next to them when passing by on a street or in a park. This should become mandatory for all joggers and cyclists.
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