Phase One of the Scottish Government’s route map out of lockdown specifically offers the examples of hiking, canoeing, outdoor swimming and angling as sports which can currently be participated in, within national guidelines.
Live Life Aberdeenshire would like to offer some advice around open water swimming and other activities which may take place in or around open water spaces. It is a sad fact that many incidents around open water involve people who had no intention of going in. So, whether it is your intention to enter the water or not, we urge you to please carefully consider the following when you are around open water.
We do recognise the importance of physical activity in people’s lives and the desire to get back to some sort of normality, and while we welcome the news of the easing of some restrictions, the default message remains that we should stay at home as much as possible for the time being, and not put any undue risk and pressure on the NHS and Emergency Services.