News and events News It's OK to get going to the park Professor Chris Whitty, England's Chief Medical Officer told BBC Breakfast this morning that it is very important that children and adults take exercise and a good place to do this is in parks. "Being outside in the park is a very good thing to do and taking exercise is always a good thing to do." Activity in the open air with people keeping their distance is being recommended but it is important to avoid large social gatherings and being in groups. Crowding together with lots of friends should be avoided. A kick about with a football where friends keep a safe distance was used as an example of an activity that was safe to do. Can I take my children to the park?@CMO_England gives advice for keeping kids active once schools are closed ⤵️More here 👉🏼: https://t.co/MzXTyC7WEO pic.twitter.com/6WZzYasbjL — BBC Breakfast (@BBCBreakfast) March 19, 2020 Our parks and greenspaces are more vital than ever right now and give people a welcome place to escape from the anxiety and stress that many of us are feeling at this time. Please always follow official current NHS Scotland advice and be aware that advice can change on a daily basis.