Brits now stand the risk of facing prosecution if found having sex in their houses with someone outside their household, the new coronavirus lockdown regulation states.
The regulation, however, has certain exemptions to allow people with reasonable excuses to meet or gather, this includes people attending funerals, vulnerable people, gathering at private places for childcare, provision of emergency support, and elite athletes but sadly, sex wasn’t on the list.
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.
“There is a gathering 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.”
This, therefore, puts an end to the legal sex act with someone outside your household, but it’s allowed for someone you’re already living with. Aside from that, you can be arrested and prosecuted for engaging in the act when caught not complying with the new regulations.
Statement from the police reads: “The police will do as they have done since the beginning of the health regulations being in place. They will be exercising their common sense and engaging with the public and only issuing fixed penalty notices when they believe it’s a last resort.”
The Police can only enter homes under the suspicion of serious criminal activity; “You’re wrong there in the sense that police don’t have powers to enter people’s homes under the regulations”.
“What they can do is enter homes where they suspect serious criminal activity is taking place under separate and existing laws.”
Coronavirus has taken a huge toll on several nations in the world, while some countries are experiencing an increase in the number of deaths, others are also having a remarkable surge in recoveries. But, Governments are putting measures in place to curb the spread and gradually gets rid of the virus.