Should you exercise outside during the COVID-19 pandemic?

You may be wondering if it’s okay to go outside to exercise during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fortunately, as long as you are not required to self-isolate and can maintain physical distancing, you can go outside for a breath of fresh air and to exercise.

To keep yourself and others safe, you should not exercise in public spaces if you:

  • have returned from travel outside of Canada within the past 14 days. Check with your local public health authority for additional requirements following travel within or outside of Canada.
  • have symptoms of COVID-19, regardless of the severity.
  • have been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected COVID-19 case.
  • are considered to be at high-risk of complications from COVID-19, such as:
    • older adults
    • individuals who are immunocompromised
    • individuals with underlying medical conditions

Remember to wash your hands after exercising outside!

 

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