Casual sex likely to stay banned until May under Covid roadmap 7 months ago

Casual sex likely to stay banned until May under Covid roadmap

Bad news for any single people

Anyone looking for a hookup will have to wait that little bit longer, as it appears overnight stays (and casual sex) are set to be banned until May.


Under Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown, which was announced on Monday, overnight stays will not be allowed until step three of the plan, which will be no earlier than 17th May.

The roadmap states that "indoors, the rule of 6 or 2 households will apply - although we will keep under review whether it is safe to increase this."

Bear in mind, this date could still change, depending on how things go. May is still a long way away, and a lot could happen (remember when Boris Johnson scrapped planned Christmas relaxations at the last minute?).

Step four, when it hoped that life can return to relative normality, is scheduled to be no earlier than 21st June. "It is hoped all legal limits on social contact can be removed," on that date says the roadmap, with nightclubs reopening and, and restrictions lifting on large events and performances.


29th March looks set to be the date when more socialising can return. According to the roadmap, either 6 people or 2 households will be allowed to gather outdoors. The plan also says that "people can leave home for recreation outdoors such as a coffee or picnic with their household or support bubble, or with one person outside their household".

And as for pubs, at step two, which is penciled in for April 12th, hospitality venues will be able to serve people outdoors only, and most importantly, "there will be no need for customers to order a substantial meal with alcohol, and no curfew - although customers must order, eat and drink while seated."