Renfrewshire Council

Last reviewed: 17.00, 7 Aug 2020

Physical health and wellbeing

It is really important that you do all you can to stay healthy and well at this time.

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Can I meet friends and family?

Yes, you can use public outdoor spaces including gardens for recreational purposes, alone or with members of your household.

You can meet with up to four other households at a time, up to a maximum of 15 people, providing physical distancing is maintained between the different households at all times.

When you meet outdoors, maintain physical distancing, maintain hand and cough hygiene, avoid touching your hands on surfaces such as gates, walls, fences and park benches. Please wash your hands as soon as you get home. 

If you eat outdoors, each household should bring, prepare and eat their own food separately, avoid sharing utensils, dishes or plates between households and ensure you maintain physical distancing between households. 

You are able meet two other households indoors and this includes staying overnight if physical distancing and hygiene measures are maintained. To be clear, that is the household whose house the gathering is in and people from up to two additional households.


Can I go out to walk or exercise?

Yes. Senga McLeod is our Walking Development Officer and she can give you ideas on suitable local walks, increasing your step count and other hints and tips to support your walking. You can call Senga on 07982 428157.

You can now take part in non-contact outdoor activities in the local area such as angling, golf, lawn bowls and outdoor tennis, ensuring you maintain physical distancing measures.

Children and young people are allowed to play organised outdoor contact sports.


Can I travel to exercise?

You can travel for outdoor leisure and exercise but please avoid crowded places and walk or cycle there, where possible.


What exercise can I do at home?

The Health and Wellbeing Team at Renfrewshire Leisure can help.

The team have created a pack with a pedometer, physical activity DVD and guides to help you set personal goals and record what you're doing. They can also share lots of online resources with you - including online exercise classes for people of all abilities.

If you're interested, email them at RL - Health and Wellbeing.


I have cancer. What should I do about exercise?

Taking part in physical activity during and after cancer treatment can play a huge part in enabling you to take back control.

Move More Renfrewshire offers support for anyone affected by cancer to become more active. Their information pack has a range of materials to help you keep active during your cancer treatment.

The Living Well@Renfrewshire Libraries team also has a guide with useful links for activities, eBooks, podcasts and self-help, all designed for anyone currently living with or beyond a cancer diagnosis, or a friend or relative.

You can get more information on the Macmillan Cancer Support website or you can get in touch with the Macmillan Service Team here in Renfrewshire - call them on 07810 128659 or email MacMillan.


I'm struggling to be physically active. Where can I get support?

If you're struggling to get active or just looking for some advice about physical activity and nutrition, call the NHS Live Active team. 

  • Andrew Masson - 07813 530 298
  • Lyn Hay - 07985 705057
  • Lauren Campbell - 07852 884817
  • Alan McRae - 07813 530383

You can also email the team at Live Active.


Where to find additional support