Couples ‘can have sex despite living apart’ under changes to bubble rules

Couples who don’t live together will soon be able to meet up for sex despite strict lockdown restrictions, according to reports.

Ministers are said to be planning to change the rules for support bubbles so they can hook up despite being in separate households.

It comes amid reports Britain is set to be plunged into a month-long national lockdown next week as coronavirus cases continue to surge.

Current rules mean couples living in different households can't have sex indoors if they live in a Tier 2 or Tier 3 area and they aren't in a bubble.

This is because support bubbles can only be formed between one household and a single adult living alone.

So couples can’t form one if they live apart, but both with other groups of people.

Under Tier 2 and 3 lockdown restrictions, households can’t mix indoors.

As well as a ban on romping, couples are not even allowed to kiss outdoors if they don’t live together and aren’t in a bubble.

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But officials are now said to be drawing up a new policy which will let couples carry on seeing each other despite the restrictions.

It means the scope of who can form a support bubble will be made wider, The Sun reports.

People will be able to choose someone in another household to form a social bubble with under the changes.

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However, they are also set to limit Brits to having one sexual partner, restricting singletons from being able to date during the winter.

Ministers are reportedly planning to make the changes for when London is put into the Tier 3 alert level in the next couple of weeks.

Boris Johnson could announce a national lockdown on Monday as the UK continues to be hit by a second wave of Covid-19, according to reports.

The Prime Minister is said to be planning to introduce the measures with the hope they could be eased before Christmas.

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