iirc the new rules are that exercising is allowed, so a walk along the road near your home is one thing, but driving up to the Peak District for a picnic is a different matter.I wholeheartedly get, and support, the need for social distancing, but 'confinement to barracks', for weeks or potentially months, isn't going to do a lot of people's mental state any good, and the 'popping of corks' when eventually lifted could be spectacularly excessive. Does Derbyshire Police not have anything better to do with their toys?
'Derbyshire Police have tweeted a menacing video warning the public to stay away from the Peak District during the coronavirus lockdown. The video shows police drone footage of unsuspecting members of the public hiking, walking their dogs and watching the sunset. All totally harmless behaviour, which is now deemed ‘non-essential’ – and by implication illegal – by the authorities.
'If social distancing must be enforced, it should be enforced with proportion, common sense and empathy. It is not at all clear that the police can be trusted to do this.'