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Safe socialising during the epidemic

You can now meet with more people at home and social events. But please continue to follow the guidance on infection prevention that we have all come to know so well during the epidemic.

As more and more people are vaccinated, and summer is coming, we can gradually begin to return to normalcy and get together with more people than we have been able to for a long time. 

When several people get together in an informal setting, it can be difficult to adhere to the guidance on social distancing and hygiene, and that increases the risk of infection. It is, therefore, still important that we remind each other of how we should behave to limit the spread of infection.

General guidance


Safe socialising

1. Private and professional events

When you are planning and hosting a private event - for example, a birthday, dinner, picnic, religious celebration such as a confirmation, christening, funeral or any other private function, please consult our general guidance to avoid the risk of spreading the virus.

General guidance

2. Large public gatherings, for example a demonstration

At events where many people are crowded together the risk of infection is proportionately high. The event might even turn into a 'superspreading' event, where one or more individuals infect 10 people, or 15 people or 20 people in a short space of time. Please follow our general guidance to prevent the spread of infection in public areas.

3. Dating and sex

You can go on dates and have sex during the COVID-19 epidemic as long as you protect yourself and others.

Novel coronavirus infects through droplets and secretions from the airways, which are transmitted through close contact, for example kisses

Protect yourself and others by:

  • Only dating and having sex if you do not have symptoms of COVID-19, has tested positive or is a close contact of someone infected with novel coronavirus.
  • Only having sex with your regular partner, or with as few partners as possible.
  • Maintaining good hygiene. Remember to wash your hands (and any sex toys) with soap and water, before and after sex.
Updated 03 MAJ 2021