In pictures: Brits visit parks for unlimited exercise as new coronavirus lockdown rules begin

Jimmy Nsubuga

Brits have been taking advantage of new coronavirus lockdown rules that allow them unlimited time in parks.

People across England were pictured in their local parks after restrictions were eased on Wednesday

They’re now allowed to take unlimited outdoor exercise and to sunbathe in public places.

They will also be able to meet one other person from another household in a public space, as long as the two-metre rule is respected, while golf clubs, tennis courts and angling have also been given the green light.

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Restrictions on how far people can travel to get to the countryside, national parks and beaches in England have also been lifted – but people have been warned to respect local communities, keep their distance from others and avoid hot spots or busy areas.

The changes have not been adopted by the devolved administrations in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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