Casual Sex Could Still Be Banned Until June Under Roadmap Plans
It looks as though casual sex will be off the table until at least June, under Boris Johnson's plans to reopen Britain following the lockdown. Sorry, guys.
Restrictions around visiting other people's homes - and therefore bedrooms - are unlikely to change until we're in step four of the plan, which has a tentative date of 21 June.
And, of course, the rules will also be subject to review, meaning Johnson may need to tweak them or change them altogether.
In the roadmap document the government released yesterday, it states: "Ahead of Step 4, as more is understood about the impact of vaccines on transmission and a far greater proportion of the population has been vaccinated, the Government will complete a review of social distancing measures and other long-term measures that have been put in place to limit transmission.
"The results of the review will help inform decisions on the timing and circumstances under which rules on 1m+ [social distancing], face masks and other measures may be lifted."
Limited amount of indoor social mixing could be giving the go ahead from 17 May at the earliest - this will mean some social distancing between friends and family might be relaxed and you might finally get to give your loved ones a big hug.
The roadmap reads: "As soon as possible, and no later than Step 3, the Government will update its advice on social distancing between friends and family, including hugging.
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"Until then, people should continue to keep their distance from anyone not in their household or support bubble, and keep up habits such as regular hand washing and letting in fresh air."
Johnson shared his four-step plan yesterday (22 February), which kicks on 8 March when schools reopen and people can meet outdoors recreationally with one person from another household.
From 29 March, the rule of six will be introduced outdoors between two households and outdoor sports will return.
Step two will commence from 12 April at the earliest, at which point outdoor hospitality, gyms, libraries, all retail, and outdoor attractions can reopen.
Step three will begin no earlier than 17 May and will allow groups of up to 30 to meet outdoors, cinemas to reopen and organised indoor sport to recommence.
International travel will also be allowed.
Step four will begin no earlier than 21 June, at which point there will be no legal limits on social contact, enabling nightclubs to reopen and large events to go ahead.
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