As part of the measures to curb the spread of Covid-19, sex in your house with someone from outside of your household will soon become prohibited in the United Kingdom (UK) – you will not be allowed to be with someone from another household in a private space except in exceptional circumstances.
Still part of the lockdown rules, this new law came at the heels of the rules set to prevent people from socialising or gathering with one person from outside of their household in a private space.
If you are not to be with another folk from a different household in a private space, the UK government believes sex or even the spread of the coronavirus will not be possible.
Exemptions may only be given to people attending funerals, someone running way from violence or abuse, carers, sports professionals and people with avoidable work commitment. They may be in a private space with people from other household.
Those who need medical attention and those moving from one house to another are also exempted from the rule.
The increase in domestic violence cases in the UK is part of the factors that necessitate the stringent rule according to the government. The new rule gives privilege to those who want to flee from domestic violence to sleep at someone else’s house.
People who are attending the funeral of a loved-one may stay overnight as a member of the deceased person’s household or a close family member of the deceased person.
Charity organisations want more explanation on the new rule asking the government to publicly produce empirical evidence on which it has based its new decisions.
Charities say the new rule comes from nowhere to add to to the impression already created that the shielding group isn’t high enough on government priorities
The UK Government reacted and has committed to review guidelines on the clinically extremely vulnerable, saying this will be part of every review of social distancing measures for the wider population.