Expert issues coronavirus sex warning for couples who don't live together

Expert issues coronavirus sex warning for couples who don't live together
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Posted on 23 Mar 2020

An expert has advised that couples should avoid sex if they live apart and one partner has symptoms of coronavirus.


Speaking to Sky News, Professor Paul Hunter said: "If you or your partner are self-isolating because one of you have symptoms (cough or fever), then providing you live together, you do not necessarily need to give up sex for the seven-day period recommended for individual cases to self-isolate.

"However, if your partner is in one of the vulnerable groups because of age, pre-existing disease or she is pregnant, then you need to stay away from them as much as possible, and this would mean avoid sex for the first seven days.


"The evidence is unclear about whether vigorous exercise is bad for you when you are acutely unwell with fever or pneumonia. Nevertheless, it would probably be best to avoid sex whilst you feel poorly.

"Whether you do or do not still have sex during this period, remember to wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds and avoid touching your or your partner's face with unwashed hands."

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