John, absolutely, the key is to stay away from people but for the police the key should be to enforce the law, not their opinion.
johnm wrote:...when one rolls into a car park Mr Plod doesn't know if you've done 5 or 50, so it's a bit tricky in fairness...
Nothing tricky, John. In England, there is nothing in the law to limit the distance travelled and as the police are there to uphold the law, there's nothing for them to worry about. Of course, the guidance says to stay locally, so they can educate people regarding that but they cannot enforce it.
I have no sympathy for the Bournemouth police, they are trying to enforce laws that do not exist. If you have left your home for the purpose of taking exercise (as many times per day as you wish, regardless of what the police officer in the clip said) and you pause during that walk to rest and drink, you are not committing an offence and should not be handcuffed and led away.