COVID-19 : UK Bans Sex Between People not Living Together

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 02 – New coronavirus guidelines in the United Kingdom have made it illegal for people to have sex in their own home with a person from another household.

The government is set to lay out the new regulations, which will ban people from socialising indoors with a person from outside their household bubble.

That’s a rule now enshrined in law in England as new legislation is brought in prohibiting indoor “gatherings” of two or more people from different households amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Mashable writes.

The new regulation reads: ‘No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.’ Until today, the person who goes inside another person’s home would have been the one breaching the rules.

However, now both people could be prosecuted under the new amendment to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 bill, that is set to be presented before Parliament on Monday morning. Previous rules did not include wording about meeting in private places as the general message was to ‘stay at home’ and to avoid all but essential travel. Now only those with ‘reasonable excuses’ will be allowed to meet privately indoors – which does not include meeting up to have sex.

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