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ky07 Mon 01-Jun-20 16:28:01

www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-sex-lockdown-law-couples-indoors-england-a9542171.html

Sorry, but as restrictions are easing, how is it possible that they want to criminalise people in their own homes. So if you have a partner or family member who is wfh but lives separately you cannot invite them even if you have both been isolating and the risk is zero. Fuck this useless government.

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Sparklingbrook Mon 01-Jun-20 16:29:37

This is not new.

Redolent Mon 01-Jun-20 16:30:25

But you can travel on a crowded tube or bus without a mask on.

ky07 Mon 01-Jun-20 16:31:31

@Sparklingbrook as far as i understand it wasn't a criminal offence under law before...

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Sparklingbrook Mon 01-Jun-20 16:37:28

Well they will have to catch you first but mixing households has always been a no no unless 2 metres apart...

ky07 Mon 01-Jun-20 16:41:17

So we can open all the shops, all go on public transport to work, gather on beaches, and the shielded can leave the housr, but introducing a very specific law criminalising you for inviting someone in is fine. Sorry, but it's an overstep at this point in time.

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Sparklingbrook Mon 01-Jun-20 16:46:00

Not all the shops are open and public transport is restricted.

How many people will receive this fine really? How will anyone know? How can it be proved what you are doing in your own house and with who?

wonderstuff Mon 01-Jun-20 16:48:30

It's crazy. Basically outlawing physical relationships unless you're cohabiting. Who'd have thought Johnson would bring that in?

Sparklingbrook Mon 01-Jun-20 16:49:25

Makes you feel like testing it out. grin

HarrietOh Mon 01-Jun-20 16:50:07

Yeah it’s mad. I live alone and wfh. My DP lives alone and wfh. I’ve had to “move in” with him so I’m not breaking the law, but I go back to my empty house all the time which is zero risk. Daft really!

ky07 Mon 01-Jun-20 16:50:43

How will anyone know? Take a look at the topics started on here! Plenty of people would relish it!! Plus, I don't really care if it can be proven or how likely it is to be used. I consider it an overstep at this point in time. Ultimately, the whole thing is nonsense because I'm sure there are groups of more than 6 gathering all over without consequence. A law can't turn back the tide of badly this has been handled, doesn't mean I have to be happy about it though.

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wonderstuff Mon 01-Jun-20 16:51:02

Some people will be making their own judgement and weighing up the risks. Others will follow the letter of the law. Huge infringement on liberty though isn't it.

Sparklingbrook Mon 01-Jun-20 16:51:29

Best get a petition going then.

FlibbertyGiblets Mon 01-Jun-20 16:51:46

Is this to do with stopping mobile beauticians/hairdressers as well?

Dontlickthetrolley Mon 01-Jun-20 17:01:10

Sorry officer, they were just using the toilet which is allowed!

FlibbertyGiblets Mon 01-Jun-20 17:16:11

Not that one would necessarily have sex with ones beautician or hairdresser!

Kcnana Mon 01-Jun-20 17:20:08

I have literally heard it all now 🙄

sotiredofthislonelylife Mon 01-Jun-20 17:20:38

I agree with you OP.
I posted on an earlier thread about my partner spending the weekend with me, and had mixed responses.
Okay, so as retirees, with our own homes, we could have decided to ‘lockdown’ together, but we don’t want or need to spend all our time together, and if one of us had moved in with the other, someone’s house insurance would have become invalid after leaving the property unoccupied for over 30 days.
The risk we pose to each other, or anyone else, is no different either way.
Unfortunately, some people can’t see this at all.
It may be breaking the rules, but if the rules are only there to stop the spread of the virus, then my conscience is clear, and our mental health is certainly better.

PasserbyEffect Mon 01-Jun-20 17:30:15

Small inter-household social bubbles should definitely be a thing. The current "main residence only" bubbles are daft.

HesterShaw1 Mon 01-Jun-20 17:44:35

Fuck that.

And fuck this government.

VenusTiger Mon 01-Jun-20 18:14:32

I think it's common sense - people touching everything in your house - if you're on a train or in a shop, you'll use your common sense, but at home your guard is down. Lives vs. livelihoods hence shops carefully opening.

Stressymcstressfacs Mon 01-Jun-20 18:25:23

You can ‘pay people for services’ in your house so you could always pay people to be there grin

MinesaPinot Mon 01-Jun-20 18:51:54

It's appalling. We're easing towards some sort of dictator state.

HeIenaDove Mon 01-Jun-20 18:58:57

Yet ive got to have HA workmen here doing a roof renewal NOTE renewal NOT repair.

HeIenaDove Mon 01-Jun-20 19:02:09

Yes Venus When i visited my parents (note past tense because i think three months ago is long enough to use past tense now) i made sure to go around and touch everything in their house Every ornament , every kitchen utensil, every item of clothing in their wardrobes hmm

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