Boris Johnson gives the go-ahead for socially distanced open water swimming in England but RLSS UK and Swim England urge caution due to safety fears

Some outdoor sports that can safely operate under the new government guidelines, including social distancing, will be able to restart from Wednesday 13 May – according to Boris Johnson in Prime Minister’s Question Time this afternoon that includes open water swimming with one other person as long as social distancing is observed at all times. This guidance applies to England only.

As of Wednesday 13 May we will be able to take part in "unlimited exercise" and "drive to other destinations, but only with members of your own household." National parks and areas of the UK that are popular with swimmers such as Cornwall and the Lake District are urging the public not to travel to those areas for fear of precipitating a second spike in coronavirus cases.

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