Starting on Monday, June 1 the United Kingdom has made it illegal to have sex in your own home with a person from another household will be illegal from tomorrow due to new coronavirus rules.
The UK government has rolled out new lockdown guidelines which include the clause that bans two people from separate households gathering in a private place, The Sun reports.
The ban reads in part,
“No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons.”
The new rules will be introduced to parliament Monday morning in the latest amendment to The Health Protection Regulations 2020 bill. They include the sex ban among people who don’t live together as well as banning gatherings of 6 or more people.
The bill promises that anyone caught travelling without a reasonable excuse could be prosecuted. Anyone expecting a guest that doesn’t live with them will also be charged, the bill states.
Only people with a “reasonable excuse” are allowed to gather in a private place. It allows people to gather in a private place for childcare, for coparents to see their children, to provide emergency assistance or to help someone avoid harm.
The regulations defines 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”.
The new guidelines come as the UK begins to ease their lockdown that started in March. Some schools are set to reopen their doors to students on Monday after Britain had its lowest death toll since the lockdown began.
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