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:
- You can leave your home to exercise. You must stay in your Local Government Area (LGA) and go no more than 10kms from home.
- You can exercise outdoors in groups of 10 or less.
Here are some options – you’ll need to check the distance from your residence. 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!
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 while 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.
FAGAN PARK, GALSTON
This park has SO much space to exercise in!
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