Staying at home for days is a great time to spruce up your dating profiles and meet new people – but with bars and restaurants closed, you might need to think about new ways of getting to know people.

You could try video chatting or getting deep into long messages. Jump over onto Netflix Party to watch a film together or turn your camera on to record when you’re playing with toys. You can then look forward to the opportunity to meet up and play skin-to-skin in future.

Phone sex might float your boat, or exchanging pictures – but remember that you don’t want them shared with the world so maybe don’t pose with your face/tattoos in them.

Our friends at PrEPster shared their favourite guide to sex during the COVID-19 pandemic. You can find it by clicking here.

If you’re planning to meet up with someone, remember it is reasonable to cancel if either of you have symptoms (a new cough or a fever).

IMPORTANT: You should also consider the latest government advice on travelling – currently this is urging against all travel & physical contact unless urgent or necessary.