The term ‘local area’ in this context has not been legally defined.However, people should be sensible about this - if you do leave home for a permitted reason, you should stay local in the village, town, or part of the city where you live - unless there is a justifiable reason not to do so (for example, you need to travel further for work or to avoid harm).Department of Health
The legislation does not stipulate how far someone is able to travel for exercise. As per the government guidance, ‘stay local’ means stay in the village, town or part of the city where you live. We are only able to enforce regulations based on the reasons why someone is out of their home – there is no mention about distance or travel in the regulations.Leicestershire Police
“UK Government guidance strongly requests that people do not leave their local area. However, the Covid Regulations which officers enforce and which enables them to issue FPNs for breaches, do not restrict the distance travelled for exercise.“Police officers will be inquisitive about why people are out of their homes and will explain the regulations and encourage people to comply. Where people are breaching the regulations and are away from home without a reasonable excuse, they may be issued with a FPN. In situations where people are breaching the guidance not to travel out their local area but are not breaching regulations, officers will encourage people to follow the guidance.”Derbyshire Police
I'd be very interested to see how many of these fines actually stand up in court. There is after all nothing in the law about how far you can travel for outdoor exercise.
Unless your name is Dominic Cummings and you're going to Barnard Castle instead of Cheddar Gorge....
But will anyone take it there? - as will cost you more than £200 to contest, even if your costs are covered...
Yeah, for 10k it's worth the time & effort.
Quote from: mikem on February 08, 2021, 11:46:05 pmYeah, for 10k it's worth the time & effort.Sorry but that logic is ridiculous....it's like saying that if you've murdered someone and are facing a life sentence then it's "worth the time and effort" to get yourself off!!??!!You did something you shouldn't have done. (went to Cheddar Gorge / had a party / murdered someone)You got caught (fair cop)Take it on the chin!Learn from it.That's life innit...?
Get a boldly grip! Travelling 30 miles for outdoor exercise is hardly on par with murdering someone, in anybody's book.
Right, can someone explain how to delete my profile and unsubscribe from UKC please. Or just ban me if its quicker.I've seen enough. I'll wait until AN is back up and running next year. Back to some common sense.
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