Our chances to stay active have altered radically since coronavirus emerged thanks to new rules and restrictions (see some of the latest Government advice), but there’s still lots we can do to keep fit.
Whatever our age or ability, finding safe ways to move more – and importantly shed any excess weight which is a proven risk factor– is something that we can all do to lessen the impact of the virus. Keeping active is proven to help both physical and mental health.
We're all encouraged to test twice weekly at home to track the spread of the virus and its variants, especially if you regularly have contact with others. Taking a home lateral flow test is even more important if you feel a bit under the weather with a sore throat, headache, fever or fatigue - potential signs of infection even amongst those who have been vaccinated. You can get home tests online, or pick them up from pharmacies.
To help us get back to normal, quicker, if you have any of the three main symptoms (temperature, continuous cough or loss of smell), don't mix with others and arrange a PCR test online or call 119 straightaway.