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Exercise, sunbathing and house sales now allowed as lockdown eased

13th May 20 10:56 am

Brits are now allowed from Wednesday to spend more time outside, meet friends and sunbathe without being fined by the police as the government have eased the lockdown.

Despite the very high death daily toll the government has eased lockdown measures in an attempt to kickstart the economy.

This has been met with anger as you are allowed to meet a stranger to show you around a property, but you are not allowed to meet a relative at home.

Renters and buyers will now be allowed to view properties and complete sales in person and visit estate agents.

There are no restrictions on how far you can travel in your car, you can travel to the countryside, you can travel to the beach, you can travel to purchase a boat and not be fined.

But there are restrictions on crossing the borders of Scotland Wales, and Brighton and Hove council have told people not to visit their city, although this would be difficult to police as the government has said you can travel anywhere.

However, people have been warned to respect their distance from others and the government are asking people to avoid busy areas. But if they are busy then the government are not being listened to

People are being told not to make unnecessary journeys on public transport and only make essential journeys, but yet the government has said you can travel anywhere in England.

Despite what the government has told people what they can do, you can still be fined if you flout the rules in England.

National Police Chiefs’ Council chairman Martin Hewitt said his officers will “continue to use common sense and discretion” in policing the new rules.

“The efforts of the public mean police officers have rarely had to enforce the Government regulations so far. I am confident the vast majority will continue to do their bit and follow guidance in this next stage.

“We are all now able to spend much more time outdoors and each of us need to take responsibility for doing that within the social restrictions set out by the Government.

“Our approach will continue to use common sense and discretion, and to engage, explain, encourage and, only as a last resort, enforce.”

Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick added, “Spending time outdoors, exercising or just enjoying the countryside is essential for our physical health and wellbeing. The restrictions have impacted everyone, but particularly those without much living space or a garden.

“We want to make life as healthy, bearable and social as possible, whilst controlling the virus and saving lives. That is why we have worked to find safe ways to enable more people to spend more time outdoors.”

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