Playgrounds and outdoor gyms will stay closed – and sport with anyone not in your household remains banned


PLAYGROUNDS and outdoor gyms will stay closed, according to the latest Government lockdown report.

Playing sports with anyone who is not from your household is also still banned.

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Last night, Boris Johnson said from Wednesday people could exercise outdoors as many times as they would like.

However, there are still restrictions in place to help maintain social distancing measures.

The latest report details what Brits can and cannot do outdoors.

The report reads: "People may exercise outside as many times each day as they wish. For example, this would include angling and tennis.

"You will still not be able to use areas like playgrounds, outdoor gyms or ticketed outdoor leisure venues, where there is a higher risk of close contact and touching surfaces.

"You can only exercise with up to one person from outside your household – this means you should not play team sports, except with members of your own household."

Anyone caught flouting these lockdown measures could face a fine of £100, and you could be charged up to £3,200 for breaking the rules.

The Home Office has also said your first fine could be halved to £50 if it is paid within 14 days.

Mr Johnson warned that while the lockdown was being eased he would not hesitate to put on the brakes if the virus again flared up.

Anyone repeatedly flouting the rules could be slapped with fines of up to £3,200 under the new regime or first time offenders could have to fork out £100 – nearly double the current penalty.

The existing legislation will be updated from Wednesday to reflect the changes coming into force.

It is not yet clear if the same changes to fines will be adopted in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab announced this morning Brits can meet one friend or family member they don't live with in a park – as long as they are two metres apart.

Yesterday it was confirmed that people could go out and meet up with one other person outside their household – such as a friend of family.

But if they are from another household they must stay 2m apart at all times.

However, the coronavirus laws ban groups of more than two people meeting up at once.

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