Woo hoo! Exercise is one of the things we can do under the NSW Public Health Orders which have been issued in response to COVID-19. This is great news for our health and well-being. But there are some key things you need to keep in mind or risk incurring a big fine.
These are the current requirements under the NSW Public Health Orders as at 7 April 2020.
- You can leave your home to exercise.
- If you leave your home to exercise you must stay at least 1.5 metres from others (unless they are residents from the same household)
- Gathering in public places is limited to 2 people, unless you are residents from the same household.
The big rule is whatever you do, do it without people nearby. If you stay your distance you are unlikely to catch COVID-19 and people won’t catch it from you. And we really do suggest exercising in your local area or suburb rather than travelling all over Hills.
Here are some options. And if you turn up somewhere and enough people have had the same idea, change your plans! Also, the key word is exercise, not picnic! And playgrounds are closed so don’t touch the equipment.
Plus don’t forget, you won’t catch COVID-19 by smiling or waving or saying hello to someone!
CASTLE HILL HERITAGE PARK
Castle Hill Heritage Park is located off Banks Road in Castle Hill. There’s a large walking track and plenty of space to walk and run whilst keeping your distance.
PENNANT HILLS PARK
There are plenty of places to exercise down here. A few ovals, paths to walk, netball courts to ride a bike and bush walks at the back (with wide spaces making social distancing easier).
CUMBERLAND STATE FOREST, WEST PENNANT HILLS
You could walk on the road or if it isn’t busy check out the trails. Remember, you need to stay 1.5 metres from others. You can find out more about the bush walks here.
BALCOMBE HEIGHTS ESTATE, BAULKHAM HILLS
Plenty of ovals and paths to walk on but stay off the equipment and the skate park though!
CRESTWOOD RESERVE, BAULKHAM HILLS
Again, plenty of paths, plus some ovals. Lots of room to stretch out!
ROUSE HILL REGIONAL PARK
Plenty of space to go for a jog, a walk or ride a bike.
PLATYPUS TRACK, BIDJIGAL RESERVE
This is one of our favourite bush walks but pick your timing and watch the space between you and other walkers. Here are more details.
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