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Quickedge Road, Mossley #Tameside

Quickedge Road cc-by-sa/2.0 - © Michael Fox - geograph.org.uk/p/2554716 – cropped from original

Signpost in Horwich #Bolton

To Wigan and Chorley cc-by-sa/2.0 - © David Dixon - geograph.org.uk/p/4854480 – cropped from original

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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.
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Safe walking - Latest Government guidance

You can exercise outdoors as often as you like alone, or with members of your household.
You can now also exercise with up to 6 other people from your household or support bubble or in groups of up to 6 people from another household while keeping two metres apart.
In many cases, the best option will be to stay local and explore the local area on foot. If you are clinically vulnerable (i.e. over 70 or with a listed underlying health condition) you are advised to take particular care to minimise contact with others outside your household.

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.

The University of Manchester have created a wellbeing booklet with support and advice for older people isolating at home

The University’s Healthy Ageing Research Group has teamed up with the Greater Manchester Ageing Hub to support those who are self-isolating during COVID-19.

Download and print a copy of the booklet

The Greater Manchester version of the booklet is available to print and share with a loved one:

Keeping well at home booklet

Download to print

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. These extend to multiple forms of exercise a day, for example a run, walk, or cycle. From 15th June you can leave your home to exercise and spend time outdoors for recreation, sports or other activities:

  • with your household or support bubble
  • in groups of up to 6 people from another household or support bubble

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