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Covid19 (Coronavirus) Update - 29th May

As some of you will have heard there is a planned further easing of lockdown measures announced by the government last night that will come into play from Monday 1st June.

The new rules they outlined will permit six people to meet, outside, keeping strict social distancing and maintaining good hand washing and hygiene practices.

Those shielding must continue to shield.

We are still waiting to see an update to the official guidance on the website so until that happens, please continue to follow current guidance of only meeting one person outside your own family, and maintaining a social distance of 2m. As soon as we see the new update on Gov.Uk we will share this with you.

For some of you, this means the joy of being able to see loved ones and friends for the first time in weeks, to be able to run at a distance with a small group of friends. The positive impact on mental health and overall wellbeing of this will be immeasurable.

For others of you, it may mean that not much has changed, particularly if you or one of your family are in a vulnerable group. The easing of restrictions may in many ways make your life feel even harder for a while.

For some, the changes may make you feel added anxiety of going outdoors to run, or for other daily exercise.

What will happen to TMR activities?

The virtual sessions we have been running Monday - Wednesday will continue to happen for now, as I know how important these regular opportunities to connect and be active as a group have become.

We'll be continuing to support our online communities as hard as we can - and we have some new ideas and initiatives coming soon that we hope will help more of you to get involved, to feel connected and to have the confidence to stay active in whatever way that feels ok for you.

Our weekly runs are unlikely to start until the summer and are going to be dependent on official advice, as well as many other factors which we are already working through. Suffice to say we will be taking a cautious approach, with your safety and that of our volunteers (and your wider families) at the forefront of any decisions.

I have already met with some of our run area co-ordinators and talked through their thoughts and ideas.

Through all of this what has been clearer that ever is the strength and solidarity in this brilliant community.

I know that when are able to finally open our doors fully again, "all the feels" are going to be pretty overwhelming!

Until then, keep you and yours safe and know that you are always in my thoughts,

Mel xxx

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