Self-isolating couples who do not live together or who fall into one of the vulnerable categories should avoid sex when it comes to getting coronavirus, says an expert. If one partner shows symptoms such as a cough or fever and lives separately from their other half, couples should avoid sex for seven days, Professor Paul Hunter advised. Couples who live together should also abstain if one of them is in the higher-risk group such as being 70 or older, has an underlying illness or is pregnant and one of the two people has possible COVID symptoms. Strong advice has been given by the government telling people to socially distance themselves as much as possible to slow the spread of the virus. They should self-isolate if they have symptoms or live with people who does but no specific information has been issued on what to do about sex. Prof Hunter said: "If you or your partner are self-isolating because one of you have symptoms cough or fever then providing you live together then you do not necessarily need to give up sex for the seven-day period recommended for individual cases to self-isolate.
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As coronavirus continues to spread around the globe, millions of people have found themselves confined to their homes in an effort to curb it. Understandably, many couples are finding it difficult to adjust to the safety practises and new norms. Fortunately, relationship experts are confident that this time can be spent strengthening relationships — and ultimately growing as a couple — as long as people take the time to be mindful of their own needs and those of their partners. From prioritising routines to focusing on the positives, these are the six things that relationship experts want couples in quarantine to know. For many people, lock downs and social distancing precautions put in place amid the coronavirus outbreak mean that careers have become remote.