Advert

Latest

Tom Cruise Wears Two Face Masks On Set Of Mission Impossible 7
published atan hour ago
Advert
Advert

Most Popular

Advert
News

Matt Hancock Urges People Not To Have Casual Sex

Matt Hancock Urges People Not To Have Casual Sex

Matt Hancock has urged people not to have sex outside of 'established relationships' - sorry if that ruins your plans for the weekend.

The health secretary appeared on Sky News where he said people 'need to be careful' and 'sensible' following the introduction of stricter lockdown measures this week.

Asked about the government's advice that only couples who are in 'established' relationships should be getting it on, Hancock said: "In these rules that we have to bring in, there have to be boundaries, to coin a phrase.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Advert

"If you're saying that two households shouldn't mix, which we are in some parts of the country - in the North East, the North West, in Scotland, in parts of Wales - then you have to then define what is the boundary of that."

He continued: "I think we should stick to the letter of it, which is it is okay in an established relationship.

"It just means that people need to be careful, they need to be sensible.

"If you're in a relationship that is well established... what it means is people realising that coming into close contact with people from other households, then that is how the virus spreads."

Advert

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
News

Matt Hancock Says The UK Has Secured Five Million Doses Of Moderna Vaccine

He then joked that he knew he was 'in an established relationship' with his missus, which I'm sure was music to her ears.

News

Matt Hancock Says The UK Has Secured Five Million Doses Of Moderna Vaccine

published at13 days ago

According to guidelines shared by the Department of Health and Social Care: "People in an established relationship do not need to socially distance."

But it warns that those who are in 'the early stages of a relationship' must take 'particular care to follow the guidance on social distancing'.

Credit: PA
Credit: PA
Advert

The guidance adds: "If you intend to have close contact with someone, you should discuss how you can help to prevent risks of transmission as a couple, for example, by ensuring you are both avoiding close contact with people you do not live with."

The new rules don't specify what actually counts as an 'established relationship' so people will have to apply a bit of common sense to ensure they're not falling foul of the law.

Anyone found breaking the rules could be whacked with a £200 fine that can be doubled for further breaches up to a maximum of £6,400.

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Coronavirus

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Boris Johnson Says People Who Test Negative For Covid-19 Could Be Released From Tier 3 Restrictions
published at3 days ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

News

Tequila Bar Owner Files Paperwork To Register As Church So He Can Open Legally In Tier 3

published at3 hours ago

Claire Reid

Claire is a journalist at LADbible who, after dossing around for a few years, went to Liverpool John Moores University. She graduated with a degree in Journalism and a whole load of debt. When not writing words in exchange for money she is usually at home watching serial killer documentaries surrounded by cats. You can contact Claire at editorial@ladbible.com