Our Local Groups create change one street, community, town and city at a time.

Something exciting is happening in communities up and down the country. People are getting together to reclaim their streets and neighbourhoods and improve them for walking. 

The time has come for us to create more liveable, healthier streets across the UK and to demand for practical and effective actions that make that happen.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) - latest update for Local Groups

Update as of 8 January 2021:

Local groups and Coronavirus 

On Monday 4 January 2021, the Prime Minister announced the introduction of an England-wide lockdown, with stricter rules to stay at home in order to deal with rising Covid19 cases. In England, you must not leave or be outside of your home except where necessary. 

The First Minister of Wales announced a Wales-wide lockdown from 20 December 2020. All of Wales is now at alert level 4, meaning people must stay at home, except for very limited purposes, and people must not visit other households or meet other people they do not live with.

And the First Minister of Scotland also announced a nationwide lockdown on 4 January 2021. In Scotland you must stay at home as much as possible.  By law, in a level 4 area, you can only leave your home (or garden) for an essential purpose.

These restrictions are in place until at least mid-February for England and Scotland, and we will send out another update then to confirm whether anything has changed. Equally, in Wales, rules are being reviewed every 3 weeks, and we will be monitoring the situation closely.

We therefore update our guidance to local groups - any face-to-face activity organised or hosted by Living Streets Local Groups should now be postponed until further notice. Online meet ups and events can still take place. In line with government guidance, we further advise against any non-essential travel. 

 

 

Further details can be found here: 

 

It is incredibly important we keep active even now, both for our own wellbeing and to avoid storing up massive health problems for ourselves and the NHS in the future. Just a 20-minute walk can prevent long-term health conditions like Type 2 diabetes, heart disease and certain cancers. It’s also great for our mental health.

We have put together a Q&A to answer some of the common questions about how and where to stay active. This is also full of useful links and advice from other groups, such as Playing Out, Sport England, Cycling UK. We’re also using the hashtag #walkingfromhome, to share how we’re getting active whilst following the two-metre rule.

We will keep you updated of any further developments.

Please email campaigns@livingstreets.org.uk if you have any questions.

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