Globally, people are being asked to stop hooking up in person. That’s because we all need to play our part in preventing transmission of COVID-19 – especially to people who might get serious ill from it. You shouldn’t be travelling unless necessary or urgent.

The risk of COVID-19 is based on how much physical distancing you’re both practicing. Are you both working from home? Are you only dating/having sex with each other?

If you decide to have sex, and you’ve both been physically distant from others, you’re mostly risking each other. If you or your partner are interacting with different people; you should consider the additional risk of transmitting COVID-19, or becoming a carrier which may transmit it to people at heightened risk.

If you are having sex, just consider how that choice can affect not just you, but anyone that you come in to contact with who might be more vulnerable. 

You might also consider jumping on the phone or video call with your partner for now to limit the risk of transmitting COVID-19. Our friends at PrEPster shared their favourite guide to sex during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find it by clicking here.