Sexual activity should only ever be between consenting adults who have the legal capacity to make the decision.
Sexual activity can carry the risk of getting an STI and unplanned pregnancy. It is important to take the usual safer sex precautions.
Many public STI services are not currently providing services due to coronavirus. Find out more about these restrictions.
- Using condoms correctly and every time you have sex reduces your risk of an STI.
- Condoms, contraception and emergency contraception help prevent unplanned pregnancies.
- Condoms, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) and being on effective treatment for HIV and having an undetectable viral load, all help prevent HIV transmission.
There is no evidence to suggest that people on PrEP or HIV treatment have additional protection against coronavirus.