Friday, 20 March 2020

GOOD NEWS from the National Trust to cheer us up

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Cabin fever refers to the distressing claustrophobic irritability or restlessness experienced when a person, or group, is stuck at an isolated location or in confined quarters for an extended period of time

Get out for fresh air and exercise

THE NATIONAL TRUST has announced it will open its gardens and parklands for free during the coronavirus outbreak.

That's in response to government advice asking people to social distance - avoiding non-essential contact with others and stopping unnecessary travel.

The trust say they will be shutting indoor sites, such as houses, cafes and shops, but still want to encourage the public to enjoy open spaces.

They want to "keep on providing public benefit" by giving people access.

Hilary McGrady, the director general of the National Trust, says they would close indoor areas "to help fight the spread of coronavirus", but recognised "people are likely to need access to open space".

'You need to have it as a routine'

For many, open outdoor space is important for their mental health, especially at a time when we've been told not go outside as much.