The UK Government is set to impose a new lockdown rules which include the clause that out-rightly bans two people from separate homes gathering in a private place.
The New lockdown rules are reported be introduced in the latest amendment to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 bill which will be presented to the British parliament at 11.30am.
It details the measures which have eased, such as being able to meet up in groups of six for a BBQ and conditions for elite athletes to return to sport.
But buried in the document is a new regulation which explicitly bans meeting up with anyone from outside your household in your home.
“No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.”
Brought in to help support the new rules about friends and family having to meet up outside, the clause puts a categorical legal end to lockdown sex.
Previous regulations did not include the wording about private places as travel restrictions categorically urged people to stay in their homes except for food shopping and exercise.
People caught travelling without a reasonable excuse could be prosecuted, but the wording did not include what happened when you were in another home.
Now both people will be able to be prosecuted under the coronavirus regulations as both have committed an offence by having a two person gathering in a private place.
Public sex is already illegal for any couples hopeful of a workaround to see their lover.
Only people with a “reasonable excuse” are allowed to gather in a private place.
People looking for a romp are not included in the guidelines, which covers elite athletes, people attending funerals, vulnerable people and workers.
It also allows people to gather in a private place for childcare, for separated parents to see their children, to provide emergency assistance and to allow someone to avoid harm.
The regulations define a gathering as when “two or more people are present together in the same place in order to engage in any form of social interaction with each other, or to undertake any other activity with each other”.
So sadly, sex in your home with a lover you don’t live with will for now be illegal in Britain.
It comes as the country is beginning to ease out of the lockdown which has dominated daily life since March.
Baby steps are being taken as some schools return today after Britain hit its lowest daily death toll since the start of lockdown.
Foreign secretary Dominic Raab has however warned that the lockdown will be tightened again if coronavirus looks set to return.
He said the government will “target [measures] very carefully” to stop an increase in cases as Downing Street bids to get the UK moving again.