Government Sex Ban Abandoned in Favour of Singleton Casual Hookups

By Gary Cutlack on at

The sex ban that wasn't is now ancient history, as last night's rewriting of the rules around self isolation appear to be encouraging it, with no lesser expert on fathering children than Boris Johnson saying it's now fine for single people to meet other single people andĀ feel the shapes of their mouths through their masks.

It comes as part of the launch of official approval for a "support bubble" system of meeting with other people. It seems we may now elect someone to be a special friend, and once they've sighed, put their phone down and consented, we may stand as close to them as we like, as if they were a family member. But with benefits. The prime minister explained the new sleepover rules with: "All those in a support bubble will be able to act as if they live in the same household, meaning they can spend time together inside each others' homes and do not need to stay two metres apart."

Obviously this turned into a massive new joke about the government approving the use of Tinder and Grindr to help single people pass away the boring lockdown evenings. It's almost as if the government cannot say or do anything without it being considered comical. [BBC]