Casual Sex Could Remain Banned Until June Under Lockdown Roadmap
The so-called roadmap, which follows four steps tied to particular dates, sees the eventual easing of all social restrictions - with 21st June proposed to be date that life returns to its pre-pandemic norm.
However, the restrictions, which Boris has stressed will be subject to constant review and could be delayed should coronavirus cases start to rise, mean that hook-ups, one-night stands and casual encounters are on hold until the country enters Step 3.
Proposed to be introduced from 17th May, Step 3 will finally permit two households (or the rule of six) to mix indoors, with domestic overnight stays also now allowed at this stage.
Around this step, ministers will review social distancing rules between friends and family, potentially allowing hugging to return for the first time since the first lockdown in March last year.
"Around this stage, ministers will review social distancing rules between friends and family, potentially allowing hugging to return for the first time since the first lockdown in March last year," the roadmap reads.
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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."
So if you're looking to have legal, state-sanctioned sex with someone outside your household, you may have to wait another three months minimum.
Step 3 will also see all indoor entertainment and attractions, such as cinemas, to open.
Outdoor gigs will also be permitted to go ahead, and weddings and other 'significant life events' will now be allowed to have up to 30 guests.
To see the full list of steps, proposed dates and lifted restrictions, you can see our breakdown of the roadmap here.
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