Allow affiliated running groups to meet outdoors in small social distant groups in Tier 4

Allow affiliated running groups to meet outdoors in small social distant groups in Tier 4

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Allissa Charlesworth started this petition to The Government

We face a Global Pandemic with Covid 19 and alongside it a mental health pandemic as well. Metabolic health is a crucial factor on beating Covid 19 but Tier 4 means that even affiliated running groups can't meet in small groups outdoors to run. 

Running groups provide a way for communities to improved their mental and physical health, and empower people to take control of their risk factors. They provide an opportunity for us to motivate each other and form bonds that help us through tough times. 

It is very easy to social distance when running, and the community aspect of a running club is vital. If people were to meet in groups of 6 and then run in pairs outside, there would be NO increased transmission risk. There is no evidence for outdoor asymptomatic spread - in fact the evidence around better outcomes for good metabolic health, vitamin D uptake and healthy weight are well known.

Affiliated running clubs are run professionally and with measures put in place to protect their members. They also provide livelihood for their founders. 

The government should be encouraging people to take responsibility for their risk factors, not making it more difficult for them to do so. 

Please sign this petition to support our RIGHT to protect our own mental and physical health. 

 

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