Physical Activity Advice

Exercising during COVID-19

The government’s priority is to save lives and the best way to protect yourself and others from illness is to stay at home. However, exercise is still important for people’s physical and mental wellbeing, so the government has said people can leave their homes for exercise once a day.

Please use the following guidance in order to stay safe:

  • Stay local and use open spaces near to your home where possible – do not travel unnecessarily
  • You should only go outside alone or with members of your own household
  • Keep at least 2 metres apart from anyone outside your household at all times
  • Gatherings of more than two in parks or other public spaces have been banned and the police will enforce this
  • If you have a garden, make use of the space for exercise and fresh air
  • Take hygiene precautions when you are outside, and wash your hands as soon as you are back indoors

How much exercise should I be doing?

The Public Health Agency recommends the following guidance for Physical Activity:

150 Minutes of Moderate Exercise - This is exercise that increases your breathing but you are still able to talk

75 Minutes of Intense Exercise a week - This is exercise makes you breathe fast and makes it difficult to talk

ALONGSIDE, 2 days a week building strength. 

To read more on exercise guidelines, click here.

              To access free exercise videos, click here.