The country has been plunged into the third national lockdown in the space of just 10 months, as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rocket – leaving the NHS under huge strain.
We are all advised to stay at home, and to work from home if it is possible to do so.
But members of the public are still entitled to leave their house for exercise once per day – and unlike the March lockdown – you can exercise with another person from one other household in your local area.
Playgrounds also remain open to the public – unlike the first national lockdown.
Full details of the rules can be viewed here.
And scroll through the list to see what you are still entitled to do, while sticking to the Government restrictions that are in place during this third national lockdown.
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1. 1, Visit your local park for exercise
Doncaster is blessed with a whole host of beautiful parks and outdoor spaces that can still be visited for exercise. Why not visit your local park and take in the nature and landscaping on display? Pictured is Sandall Park
2. 2, Take your youngsters to your local park
Unlike the first national lockdown, which had restrictions comparable to the ones we are currently subject to, playgrounds are permitted to remain open. There are numerous playgrounds in Doncaster that you can take your children to. Pictured is the playground at Sandall Beat
3. 3, Go for a run
The gyms may be closed but you can still exercise at home and in your local area. Going for a run, and getting some exercise, is not only good for your physical wellbeing but it can also help to improve your mental health too. Picture: SWNS
4. 4, Go for a bike ride in your local area
Doncaster cyclists are able to enjoy numerous routes through picturesque parts of the town, so why not get on your bike and go for a ride in your local area today? Picture: Chris Etchells
Photo: Chris Etchells