Activity tips and ideas during COVID-19

Staying at home for extended periods can be challenging - whether you're in self-isolation or physically distancing due to COVID-19. Doing regular exercise, keeping active and meditation can help you deal with ‘cabin fever’ and move your mood. 

“If you have stuff in your house and you have a body, you’ve got a great exercise tool,” says Dani Johnson - a physical therapist at the Mayo Clinic Healthy Living Program.

Download some useful links and tips to help you keep moving wherever you are - including for children and older adults [PDF].

It is important to remember to:

  • Stay home if you’re sick.
  • Wash your hands regularly.
  • Cough or sneeze into your elbow.
  • Keep track of where you’ve been.
  • Maintain physical distancing - at least 2 metres from people you don't know.

Staying safe while out exercising

More people tend to be exercising on or near roads during Alert Levels 3 and 4, than would not normally be out and about.

It is important that all road users - pedestrians, cyclists, scooter riders and motorists - keep a look out for each other and follow the road rules. Active Canterbury have put together few key messages to help make outings safer and more enjoyable for everyone.

Get specific road sharing and safety tips for drivers, pedestrians and cyclists [PDF].