It is a document that is publicly available https://www.college.police.uk/Documents/COVID-19-Police-brief-in-response-to-Coronavirus-Government-Legislation.pdf
The national guidance has given clarification that you can travel to a location to exercise.
Here’s some reasons why you shouldn’t:
- In the guidance the word ‘reasonable’ is key and is of course open to interpretation. For instance if you live in Harrogate, you have access to many areas to walk or exercise your dog, places like The Pinewoods, Hookstone Woods and The Nidd Gorge. We need to question if it is reasonable to travel to somewhere that is just different.
- It makes it more difficult for the police to manage. The Police have been put in a difficult position of implementing a change in law that came in over a period of 3-days. On Monday it was a Bill in the House of Commons and few days later it was law. The Police of course use discretion, that is discretion built on the basis of the experience of an officer, knowing the law and perhaps a law being refined to meet what is needed – there hasn’t been that opportunity with the legislation around Coronavirus.
- It reduces the risk of needing to use the emergency services.
- The basic advise is to stay at home.