(BBC) – The Dutch government has issued new guidance to single people seeking intimacy during the pandemic, advising them to find a “sex buddy”.
The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) says singletons should come to an arrangement with one other person.
But pairings should avoid sex if one of them suspects they have coronavirus, the advice says.
The guidance comes after critics said there was no sex advice for singles.
Social-distancing measures have been in place in the Netherlands since 23 March, when the government imposed what it called an “intelligent” or “targeted” lockdown.
The rules were far less strict than those of the country’s neighbours, permitting small gatherings of people if social distancing was observed.