Joggers and cyclists must stay 33 feet apart after restrictions on lockdown in France have been lifted to help prevent the spread of disease
- Joggers, cyclists must stay at least 33 feet apart after lifting lockdown
- Running has become a popular way to get some of the national lockdown
- But officials are alarmed by scenes of hundreds of laps following sidewalks
- Here you can help people who are not affected by Covid-19
The Sports Ministry of France has said that joggers and cyclists should stay at least 33 feet on May 11 once the stay-at-home assignment is lifted.
The measures announced on Thursday were designed to prevent a rise in new cases of coronavirus.
Running has become a popular way to ride some of the national lockdown in place since mid-March, because short exercise nights near home are among the handful of accepted reasons to be outdoors.
People jog in Paris' Montmartre district during lockdown. The Sports Ministry of France said joggers and cyclists must stay at least 33 feet from each other once orders of stay at home are lifted
But officials have been alarmed by scenes of hundreds of laps that have filled meaningful sidewalks and boardwalks in recent weeks, allowing Paris authorities to run even during the day.
French guidelines encourage people to keep at least one meter of social distance in public, but a preliminary study that went viral in early April suggested that this is not enough for racers or cyclists.
The study suggested that air currents generated by fast-moving bodies could spread virus particles that were not projected by infected athletes much further than a person who is not standing still.
The results have not been published in a peer-reviewed journal.
Nevertheless, the sports ministry said it wanted a minimum distance of 10 meters between two people who did not ride or jog.
It did not explain how the measure would be enforced in Paris and other crowded cities, where tour guides often pass each other closely on sidewalks and walkways.
For yoga, tennis and other activities, the ministry advised to ensure that each participant had four square meters (43 square meters) of personal space.
In all, no more than 10 people will be allowed to gather for each group activity, and lockers will remain out of bounds.
Team sports such as football will also be banned, it said.
People are running and jogging at the Canal de l'Acq in Paris during lockdown. French guidelines encourage people to keep at least one meter of social distance in public, but a preliminary study that went viral in early April suggested that this is not enough for racers or cyclists
The ministry reiterated that there will be no professional sports matches in August, even in empty stadiums, and France's football and rugby classes declare their seasons on Thursday.
The new rules then came to France's $ 20 million ($ 21.8 million) funding this week to encourage the use of bicycles after lockdown, which could reduce public transport pressure and also increase prevent car use by people afraid of contamination.
The funds will include a $ 50 grant for tune-ups of & # 39; the roughly 30 million used vehicles around the country, the environment ministry said late Wednesday.
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