PSA: It’s only a week until you can legally have sex again

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From May 17th you’ll likely be able to meet up indoors with people and stay overnight – meaning that in just a weeks’ time, you could be able to have sex for the first time all year.

Michael Gove has said the government wants to soon allow “friendly, intimate contact” between friends and family.

As part of the roadmap out of lockdown, which includes nightclubs being open from June 21st, people in England will be able to meet inside, following either two households or the rule of six, from May 17th. Boris Johnson will confirm the relaxation of the rules today.

The roadmap consists of several stages, and moving on to the next one depends on four tests, including continuation of the vaccine programme and other coronavirus data.

We’ve already had the return to uni for students on practical courses; being able to meet up outside; and shops and pubs reopening.

The rule of six/two households rule is due to apply inside from 17th May. The BBC reports you’ll “likely” be allowed to stay overnight, too.

Pubs and restaurants will now be allowed to reopen indoors – so no more nights spent freezing in beer gardens with no heaters. As well as this, you’ll be able to meet in groups of up to 30 outdoors.

Earlier this year, Matt Hancock told BBC Breakfast people will be able to hug each other from May 17th.

Yesterday, Michael Gove said on the Andrew Marr Show: “Without prejudice to a broader review of social distancing, it is also the case that friendly contact, intimate contact, between friends and family is something we want to see restored.”

Some of us haven’t had sex in over a year now, so it’s safe to say this news will be welcomed by many.

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And finally, best news since hearing we may finally be allowed to have sex again: Nightclubs will hopefully be reopening, no earlier than 21st June.

Now, who’s ready for the best hot girl summer of your life?

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