We are encouraged to stay at home as much as possible to help reduce the spread of the coronavirus. However, government guidance allows us to exercise outdoors – following social distancing guidelines.
As well as helping to keep us healthy and activity, exercising can help improve our mental health, reducing anxiety and depression.
Access Lincoln has teamed up with free walking app, Go Jauntly, to help you discover local walks, and even create your own to share with others.
Go Jauntly shows you walking routes based on your location, and their simple photo guides help you navigate while nifty tips point out things of interest. You can also use the app to create your own route for others to enjoy, adding your own photos and details.
For those who prefer life on two wheels, you can explore Lincoln with one of our cycling route guides.
Walking and cycling to work
Many more of us have been walking and cycling during lockdown for our daily exercise. If you are returning to work, consider walking or cycling to reduce pressure on the public transport system and the road network if you can.
Follow our cycling safety tips to help keep you safe on the roads.
The Government’s advice is that you should try and avoid travelling on public transport unless you have to. Many transport operators are running reduced timetables – and therefore have less capacity – so by using public transport only when you need to, you’re helping leave space for key workers who have no other options.
Before you travel, check the Government’s advice for passengers; this includes travelling at off-peak times, booking before you travel, social distancing, and wearing a face covering if you can.
You should also check your journey with your bus or train operator, as their timetable may have changed.
The CallConnect on-demand bus service in Lincolnshire is still running, with all journeys currently free. You can find out more and book the bus online.