Priti Patel sparks more confusion with This Morning appearance

Priti Patel on This Morning

Home secretary Priti Patel appeared to spark more confusion with an appearance on This Morning alongside Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby. - Credit: ITV

Home secretary Priti Patel appeared to spark more confusion with an appearance on This Morning alongside Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

The minister appeared confused about coronavirus rules once more as she stressed the importance of exercising alone.

The guidance makes clear that in England someone is allowed to exercise outdoors with one other person from a different household.

Asked about the rules, she said: “The clarity is exercising on your own and not socialising.”

She added: “The point to make about any exercise – yes, it should be local, people exercise differently.

“But exercise on your own and don’t use it for a social meeting.”

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She added: “Cycling is fine, because you are on your own, you should not be cycling with other people”.

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Patel continued: “Running, exactly in the same way because you are on your own, walking on your own.”

The minister also defended Boris Johnson's bike ride in east London, claiming: "London is a big geography in terms of cycling".

“You know, five miles, 10 miles, many people cycle big distances and that’s normal to them. People cycle according to their own health plans, their cycle plans, people have their own routes.”

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