Lockdown restrictions - where can I go, what can I do? UPDATED 22nd January 2020

Mullochard Crag Foot

Mullochard Crag Foot
Credit: Lynne Walker

Posted: Fri 22 Jan 2021

Make sure that you 'Stay Local'.

From Tuesday 5th January, until at least mid-February, we enter into a lockdown, similar to the one we experienced March - June 2020. This means no Tuesday=O, so what is available?

Scottish Orienteering issued the following on Monday 4th January:
"In light of the First Minister's statement today, mainland Scotland will enter lockdown as of Tuesday 5th January. Club and organised orienteering events and activities are suspended with effect of midnight tonight. We will issue a full statement once we receive clarification
from sportscotland. For now we ask all members to stay safe, stay at home. Follow the Scottish Government Guidelines.

By law, in a level 4 area, you can only leave your home (or garden) for an essential purpose. Included in an 'essential purpose' is
"local outdoor recreation, sport or exercise, walking, cycling, golf, or running that starts and finishes at the same place (which can be up to 5 miles from the boundary of your local authority area) as long as you abide by the rules on meeting other households. Travel no further than you need to reach to a safe, non-crowded place to exercise in a socially distanced way. Up to 2 people from 2 separate households can meet outdoors for sport, exercise or social interaction."
There is a really useful set of maps showing the boundaries of the Scottish local authorities.

So what local offerings are there? It depends on where you live and what you think you should do (which is different from what you think you can do)! Please adhere to the 'Stay local' message.

Published by Lynne Walker