Belgian-Dutch Study: Why in times of COVID-19 you can not walk/run/bike close to each other.

Safe distance for walking 🚶 is 4 to 5 meter
Safe distance for running 🏃 & slow biking 🚴 is 10 meter
Safe distance for fast 💨 biking 🚴 is 20 meter

In a lot of countries walking, biking and jogging are welcome activities in these times of COVID-19. However, it is important to note that you need to avoid each other’s slipstream when doing these activities. This comes out of the result of a study by the KU Leuven (Belgium) and TU Eindhoven (Netherlands). The typical social distancing rule is 1 to 2 meter when you are standing still but not when someone is walking, running or biking. When someone during a run breathes, sneezes or coughs, those particles stay behind in the air. The person running behind you in the so-called slip-stream goes through this cloud of droplets. The researchers simulated the saliva particles of persons during movements. Based on the results, the safest distance for walking is 4 to 5 meter, running and slow biking is 10 meter and fast biking is 20 meter away from each other’s slip streams.

References: https://medium.com/@jurgenthoelen/belgian-dutch-study-why-in-times-of-covid-19-you-can-not-walk-run-bike-close-to-each-other-a5df19c77d08

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