Canada’s chief medical officer has shared her top tips for having sex during the coronavirus pandemic.

On September 2, Dr Theresa Tam explained that there’s little risk of catching the deadly virus from semen or vaginal fluid.

Despite this, the chances of catching Covid-19 increases when you see new partners.

For this reason, the medical expert recommends taking precautions when you get jiggy.

Dr Tam said: "Like other activities during Covid-19 that involve physical closeness, there are some things you can do to minimise the risk of getting infected and spreading the virus.”

The doctor’s advice includes avoiding kissing and face-to-face closeness.

Dr Tam issued the advice during a press conference this week

You should also wear a mask that covers the mouth and nose, which should also help to minimise risk.

Or, to keep your safe as close as possible, swerve sex altogether.

There’s plenty of fun you can have on your own instead – and it means you won’t have to fiddle with face masks.

Dr Tam added: "The lowest risk sexual activity during Covid-19 involves yourself alone.”

The medical expert’s words of advice are similar to those issued by the University of Georgia.

The best way to reduce risk is to masturbate instead of meeting sexual partners

Students were given pamphlets of “Covid-19 Considerations”.

They were told to "avoid kissing” and to “be creative with sexual positions" so they can avoid face-to-face contact.

The pamphlet added: "Consider wearing a face mask during sex.

"Heavy breathing and panting can further spread the virus and wearing a mask can reduce the risk…

"You are your safest sex partner. Practice solo sex or limit the number of sexual partners you have."