Yes, it’s okay to go outside to go for a walk, to exercise, and participate in healthy activities as long as you follow proper hygiene and distancing requirements.
The new health order permits groups of 12 people (who do not need to be members of the same household) to engage in outdoor recreation or sports, including at parks, outdoor recreational businesses, outdoor recreational equipment rental businesses, guided or chaperoned outdoor recreational activities.
The order prohibits direct physical contact with other people who aren’t members of your household; no contact sports, tournaments, competitions or other sporting events; and no live audience activities.
Below is a list of some outdoor recreational activities permitted under the Order.
- Throwing a baseball/softball
- BMX biking
- Exploring rock pools
- Horse riding
- Jogging and running
- Kite boarding and kitesurfing
- Outdoor photography
- Outdoor swimming
- Quad biking
- Rock climbing
- Roller skating and rollerblading
- Soft martial arts – tai chi, chi kung
- Tennis and table tennis
- Throwing a football, kicking a soccer ball
- Trail running
- Tree climbing
- Walk the dog
- Wash the car
- Watch the sunrise or sunset