EXERCISING FROM HOME
As part of the Welsh Government's fire break arrangements, leisure centres, gyms and swimming pools across the country, are required to close from 6pm on Friday 23rd October until Monday 9th November. Golf and tennis clubs will be required to close during the period of the lockdown.
Take advantages of any opportunities you have to exercise within your house, or garden if you have one. You may already have some equipment you can use, plus there is a wealth of TV and online based exercise classes and session you can join in with.
Our Pembrokeshire Leisure team has also been busy putting together a range of online resources for you.
The Pembrokeshire Leisure You Tube channel is free and available for anyone, not just members of Pembrokeshire Leisure
Pembrokeshire Leisure members can also access a free 60-day trial of Les Mills fitness videos and fitness resources from Technogym and Life Fitness.
Technogym's Mywellness app with Pembrokeshire Leisure is an online app where people can join for free, view and take part in daily workouts, moves and challenges. More than 300 members have joined Mywellness app since its release. All members registered with an active email address should have received an information email about the extra resources.
From your home
Under the Welsh Government's fire break arrangements, you are permitted to leave home to exercise, as long as you do so from your home and alone or with members of your household (and/or a carer).
Exercise should be undertaken locally – from home or as close as possible to the home. In general this should not involve people driving to a location away from home for this purpose. No journeys of any significant distance should be taken, for example, just in order to exercise in the countryside or at beauty spots.
People with specific health or mobility issues may, however, need to travel from their home in order to be able to exercise. For example, some wheelchair users may not be able to start to exercise immediately outside their homes for practical access reasons, and may need to drive to a suitable flat location, such as a park, for this purpose. In these circumstances the journey should be to the nearest convenient accessible location and no long journeys should be undertaken unless absolutely necessary.
The need to carry sports equipment isn’t regarded as a justification on its own for driving in these circumstances.
Parks and children's playgrounds are allowed to remain open but you must not arrange to meet with other households.
If you go out, stay 2 metres (6ft) away from other people at all times.
You should also keep your dog(s) away from other people and other dogs. The best way to do this is to keep them on a short lead. Please remember to clean up after your dog(s).
Further advice and information about respecting the countryside and staying safe can be found here
DOMESTIC ABUSE AND SEXUAL VIOLENCE
Not every home is a place of safety, for some, it may become a place where isolation increases the risk of abuse and control.
Help and support for those who are experiencing (or know someone experiencing) domestic abuse and sexual violence during the coronavirus emergency is available from the Welsh Government's Live Fear Free Helpline 0808 80 10 800 or on it's website
Information and advice on looking after your mental health during the Coronavirus outbreak can be found at:
Every Mind Matters section on the NHS One You website
Young People and Mental Health
The UK government has issued guidance for parents and carers on supporting children and young people’s mental health and well-being during the coronavirus outbreak, which is available here
Mental health charity, Young Minds, also provides information, advice and practical support on mental health during the coronavirus outbreak for young people and parents here
Food and Mental Well-being
INFORMATION AND ACTIVITIES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE
Take a look at the Sport Pembrokeshire Learning Zone
Children's Commissioner for Wales' Information Hub
The Children’s Commissioner for Wales has set up an online Information Hub on her website, giving advice for children, young people and parents during the Coronavirus outbreak.
The Information Hub contains includes activities and resources for children and young people, information on learning at home and play ideas.