The country has been plunged into the third national lockdown in the space of just 10 months, as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rocket – leaving the NHS under huge strain.
We are all advised to stay at home, and to work from home if it is possible to do so.
But members of the public are still entitled to leave their house for exercise once per day – and unlike the March lockdown – you can exercise with another person from one other household in your local area.
Playgrounds also remain open to the public – unlike the first national lockdown.
And scroll through the list to see what you are still entitled to do, while sticking to the Government restrictions that are in place during this third national lockdown.
1. 1, Visit your local park for exercise
Sheffield is one of the greenest and most wooded cities in Europe and is blessed with a whole host of beautiful parks and outdoor spaces that can still be visited for exercise. Why not visit your local park and take in the nature and landscaping on display? Pictured is Weston Park. Photo: Dean Atkins
Photo: Dean Atkins
2. 2, Take your youngsters to your local playground
Unlike the first national lockdown, which had restrictions comparable to the ones we are currently subject to, playgrounds are permitted to remain open. There are over 100 playgrounds within Sheffield's city limits that you can take your children to. Pictured is the playground at Hillsborough Park
3. 3, Go for a run
The gyms may be closed but you can still exercise at home and in your local area. Going for a run, and getting some exercise, is not only good for your physical wellbeing but it can also help to improve your mental health too. Pictured is a Sheffield runner.
4. 4, Go for a bike ride in your local area
Sheffield cyclists are able to enjoy numerous routes through picturesque parts of the city, so why not get on your bike and go for a ride in your local area today? Pictured is Star Business Editor David Walsh on the cycle lane near the A61 in Shalesmoor.
Photo: Brian Eyre