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Quickedge Road, Mossley #Tameside

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Signpost in Horwich #Bolton

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This photo was taken near Hunger Hill in Bolton by our Facebook follower Cheryl Dornan. Cheryl has been enjoying daily walks from home with her family during lockdown.
Why not share your photos and stories of your local walks with others, on our social media channels?

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Safe walking - Latest Government guidance since 13th May

You can exercise outdoors as often as you like alone, with members of your household.
You can also exercise with one other person from outside your household, while keeping two metres apart.
In many cases, the best option will be to stay local and explore the local area on foot.

Full details on the latest Government guidance here

GM Walking, GM Moving & GreaterSport have a new campaign to #KeepGMMoving. Residents across Greater Manchester are being encouraged to keep their energy up despite the Covid 19 lockdown.

Local champions back campaign to keep Greater Manchester moving

Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth champions including Stacey Copeland and Diane Modahl are among local stars joining a Greater Manchester wide campaign to #KeepGMMoving and help inspire residents across the city-region to keep moving despite restrictions, which prevents people from leaving their homes to help stop the spread of coronavirus other than for very limited purposes. From Wednesday 13th May, these extend to multiple forms of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle – with one other person, as long as you stay 2 metres apart.

Physical activity during Covid 19 Survey

We are looking to understand more about how attitudes and behaviours towards physical activity have changed in Greater Manchester as a result of Covid-19.

Covid 19 Activity survey

Nationally, we know that almost two thirds (63%) of people consider physical activity to be more important than ever during the current coronavirus crisis. Within Greater Manchester, a recent YouGov study found that 58% of people have done more walking since lockdown was introduced. Through this research we are hoping to further understand how we can continue to support people to be active through these attitudinal and behavioural changes.

We would be grateful if you could complete the survey and share with your networks (personal and professional)

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