The UK is implementing new laws as lockdown measures begin to ease up. In certain parts of the country, retailers are allowed to open back up at limited capacity, schools will begin to reopen, and certain people will be going back to work.
To “keep citizens safe” during the easing of the coronavirus lockdown, however, the UK government has implemented some rather strange policies. Now, groups of up to six people from different households are allowed to gather outside, but no two people from different households can congregate together inside (unless it’s for special circumstances like a funeral).
The law provides no language that makes couples exempt from the ruling, meaning, if you’re dating, but not living together, you’re only technically allowed to meet outside. This means no romantic dinners, no movie nights, and…no sex.
Granted, this policy will be almost impossible to enforce. If two people are in love, neither is likely to snitch on the other. Furthermore, many couples have probably been meeting up throughout lockdown (it’s highly unlikely a couple has gone three months without seeing each other) so if the two were to spread it to each other, it most likely would have already happened.
However, it’s always possible that a nosy or overly-cautious neighbor could call the police. Or that a police officer could be sitting at the right place at the right time. As the law goes into effect, we will see what happens.