Do you think people should be allowed to walk or jog outside during the lockdown?

Do you think people should be allowed to walk or jog outside during the lockdown?

  • Yes

    Votes: 128 49.8%
  • No

    Votes: 129 50.2%

  • Total voters
    257

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Do you think people should be allowed to walk or jog outside during the lockdown?
 

Xarelto

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As long as they dont make groups -but then people are generally stupid. They will use it as an excuse to socialise.
 

nivek

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we should be stopping the spread of covid, no more no less

is stopping people from jogging, walking their dog while maintaining social distance going to have any impact on the spread of the virus?
 

Brian_G

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Maybe if they issue permits for dog walking. That will probably take 22 days to do though.
 

Brian_G

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we should be stopping the spread of covid, no more no less

is stopping people from jogging, walking their dog while maintaining social distance going to have any impact on the spread of the virus?
The issue seems to be a fear of giving people too much slack, that it will be taken advantage of.
That's why I'm voting no, let's be honest, too many people will abuse anything.
 

Neuk_

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I voted no although I would love to be able to so I can get a bit of exercise and my one year old puppy doesn't lose his mind.
 

nivek

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The issue seems to be a fear of giving people too much slack, that it will be taken advantage of.
That's why I'm voting no, let's be honest, too many people will abuse anything.
This is going to last much longer than 3 weeks though and if you make it too strict with too many rules that don't make sense then people are going to struggle to give a damn after 21 days
The situation needs to be tolerable, and the rules need to be reasonable
 

Scary_Turtle

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As a runner who desperately wants to be able to run I just have to say no.

I think there is a big difference between running/walking in a township (50 000 people walking around in a tight space) and running/walking in a developed neighborhood (50 people walking at distance) but there has to be a rule for everyone that is the safest.

I think most running/walking groups agree with this

I have set up a gym at home and will be doing strength during this time (arg) hopefully be stronger by the end of it.
 

Prawnapple

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Yes, as long as social distancing is practiced.
Even murders in prison get an hour out in the yard.
What about those in flats
Time to invest in and pay off a running / cycling machine :p Pay it off over 3 years, gonna help you in the long run, not just in lockdown :p
 

Brian_G

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This is going to last much longer than 3 weeks though and if you make it too strict with too many rules that don't make sense then people are going to struggle to give a damn after 21 days
The situation needs to be tolerable, and the rules need to be reasonable
Agreed, balance is needed. That's going to be hard though, especially with this grubbamint who are only recently starting to act a bit responsibly.
 

lkswan747

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The lockdown is about survival and not looking good! Mow your lawn, turn your flower beds for those that want to keep exercising. Think about others and don't be selfish.
 

nivek

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The lockdown is about survival and not looking good! Mow your lawn, turn your flower beds for those that want to keep exercising. Think about others and don't be selfish.
Obese and diabetic people are very high risk with Corona, one of the guidelines is to be as healthy as possible.
 

DrJohnZoidberg

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It's a tough call for me. On one hand if you're just walking by yourself actually trying to be physically active then I think that's fine but most people would probably just use this as an excuse to move about.
 

Arthur

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Do you think people should be allowed to walk or jog outside during the lockdown?

Perhaps the question is too ambiguous. What is "outside"? Colloquially it refers to outdoors, ie outside the house, which can mean your private garden or backyard. And that's not restricted.
 
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