I have been waiting each day for the political class to move at banning sex in some way, as it seems the next “just have to do it” thing to do as part of the present crisis:
“Victoria has banned couples who do not live together from seeing each other to slow the spread of coronavirus. The state imposed a 'stay at home' order from midnight on 30 March until midnight on 13 April, with a few exceptions such as shopping or exercising. One resident asked on Twitter if she was allowed to visit her partner at his home. Police Minister Lisa Neville replied: 'You cannot visit your partner for social reasons.' Asked if a social visit was allowed, Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews said in a press conference: 'That's not work, that's not care-giving, that's not medical care, that's not shopping for the things you need when you need them, and it does not comply with the rules. People should not do that.' The strict rule also means that single people who connect on dating apps have no way to meet each other. The rules are different in New South Wales where couples are allowed to visit each other at home. NSW Police Commissioner Mick Fuller said visiting a partner counts as 'care' because it is vital for mental health. He said: 'I would put that under care, absolutely, mental health, that's under care… we need to look after each other.' The Victorian government website reads: 'Every interaction with another person carries the risk of transmission and should be avoided.'