Boris Johnson has been criticised for travelling seven miles from Downing Street to go cycling during lockdown.
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Agency The evening standard reported the prime minister had been spotted in the Olympic Park in East London on Sunday.
Government advice allows people to exercise outside, but says you should not travel outside your local area.
A No 10 spokesman would not confirm if Mr Johnson had been driven to the park or cycled there, but said the PM had complied with Covid-19 guidelines.
Labour’s Andy Slaughter said: “Once again it is do as I say, not as I do, from the prime minister.
The Hammersmith MP added: “London has some of the highest infection rates in the country. Boris Johnson should be leading by example.”
In response to the criticism, a Downing Street source told the BBC: “The PM has exercised within the Covid rules and any suggestion to the contrary is wrong.” A woman told the PA news agency she had seen the prime minister in the park: “He was leisurely cycling with another guy with a beanie hat and chatting, while around four security guys, possibly more, cycled behind the”Considering the current situation with Covid I was shocked to see him cycling around looking so care-free.
Also, considering he’s advising everyone to stay at home and not leave their area, shouldn’t he stay in Westminster and not travel to other boroughs?”
Health Secretary Matt Hancock was asked at Monday’s Downing Street press conference whether travelling seven miles for a cycle ride was within the rules.
Mr Hancock said: “It is OK, if you went for a long walk and ended up seven miles from home, that is OK, but you should stay local.It is OK to go for a long walk or a cycle ride or to exercise, but stay local.” Source:bbc news