In Britain's Second Phase, Meeting Up with Strangers Still Not Allowed

Tuesday June 2, 2020

Looking to hook-up in Britain? Expect to be fined if caught.

That is because the British government has set up new guidelines that "will ban people from socialising indoors with a person from outside your household bubble. The new regulation reads:'No person may participate in a gathering which takes place in a public or private place indoors, and consists of two or more persons,'" reports The Metro.

Previously the person entering a stranger's home would be the one fined; today both parties would be prosecuted under the new amendment to the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) Regulations 2020 bill, which went into effect on Monday morning.

"Previous rules did not include wording about meeting in private places as the general message was to 'stay at home' and to avoid all but essential travel. Now only those with 'reasonable excuses' will be allowed to meet privately indoors — which does not include meeting up to have sex," writes the Metro.

Early in the lockdown, the government suggested couples to move in together or remain apart so they do not keep switching between households and risk spreading the virus.

In the new ruling, which went into effect at 11:30 a.m. in Great Britain on Monday, anyone breaking the law can be fined £100, halved to £50 if paid within 14 days, reports Yahoo.

In response, activist Adam Wagner tweeted:

Wagner then retweeted the following message from writer David Allen Green.

Green also saw parallels to the Labouchere Amendment, which banned sex between men and was the law that both Oscar Wilde and Alan Turing were persecuted under.

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