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Can I exercise more than once a day if I need to due to a significant health condition?

Just a reminder that there is an adjustment to the daily exercise & stay at home rules for people who have a specific condition need - this includes people with learning disabilities and autistic people who need to exercise more than once a day. The government says in their FAQ’s - What you Can and Can’t Do during the Coronavirus outbreak:

15. "Can I exercise more than once a day if I need to due to a significant health condition?

You can leave your home for medical need. If you (or a person in your care) have a specific health condition that requires you to leave the home to maintain your health - including if that involves travel beyond your local area - then you can do so. This could, for example, include where individuals with learning disabilities or autism require specific exercise in an open space two or three times each day - ideally in line with a care plan agreed with a medical professional.

Even in such cases, in order to reduce the spread of infection and protect those exercising, travel outside of the home should be limited, as close to your local area as possible, and you should remain at least 2 metres apart from anyone who is not a member of your household or a carer at all times".

If you experience any problems when you go out in the above circumstances, this please let IASK know by emailing or telephone our helpline 03000 41 3000

To find out more information about the Coronavirus FAQs: What you Can and Can’t Do click on this link: