The United Kingdom government has banned its citizens from having sex with anyone outside of their own household.
This is contained in the new coronavirus lockdown legislation rolled out by the government.
The government on Monday, June 1, 2020, introduced new measures that ban people from socializing indoors with anyone who is not a member of their household.
The new regulation read: “No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.”
Before now, anyone who goes inside another person’s home breaches the lockdown rules, but both persons could now be prosecuted under the new amendment to The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 bill, that was tabled before Parliament on Monday.
According to the new rules, only those with “reasonable excuses” will be allowed to meet privately indoors, which does not include meeting up to have sex.
According to the rules, reasonable excuses include jogging or exercising for elite athletes, movement of vulnerable people, and key or essential workers.
Other persons who can give reasonable excuses include, people who meet in a private space for childcare, separated parents who live in different households seeing their children, people providing emergency assistance and those attending a funeral.
Police forces in the UK have been told to disperse any large groups, and use fines and arrests “where appropriate” as a last resort.
However, they can only direct someone to go home, and have no powers to remove someone by force, the National Police Chiefs’ Council (NPCC) and College of Policing have said in a joint paper.
Their advice to officers also clarified that the new coronavirus guidelines /laws “provide no power of entry.”
Downing Street has also stated that police do not have the power to enter gardens to check party numbers.
The new regulations comes after a study by researchers at the universities of Anglia Ruskin and Ulster, showed six in 10 Britons have gone without having sexual activity during lockdown.