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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

*UPDATED* Hospital visiting changes, home testing kits, Vaccine info, general info and guidance for public, NHSGGC staff, and community-based services.

Advice for people who sell sex

Advice for people who sell sex

Having sex or close contact with anyone except for a sexual partner that lives in your household, puts you at high risk of catching or passing on COVID-19 to other members of the public.

People with COVID-19 can have no symptoms and still be infectious so even if someone has no cough or temperature, they can still have the virus and pass it on to you, and you can pass it on to them.

Condoms do not protect against COVID-19. They will only prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

If you are able to, you should stop/ pause selling sex at this time to minimise the risk of catching and spreading COVID-19. If you are going to have sex, you can reduce the harm to yourself and your partners.

  • Kissing passes on COVID-19. Avoid kissing anyone who is not part of your household.
  • Rimming (mouth on anus) is very likely to spread COVID-19 as the virus in faeces can enter your mouth so you should avoid it during this time.
  • Washing before and after sex is essential. Wash your hands and sex toys with soap and warm water. Do not share sex toys during this time.cu

Additional support available

If you have no other source of income and need emergency access to food, clothing, funds or accommodation there are services available that can provide this.

A helpline for people who are at high risk from COVID-19 and do not have a support network at home can connect you to local services which can help provide food and medicine as well as emotional support.

The Phone number is 0800 111 4000 and operates between 09:00 and 17:00 

  • Further non-judgmental help is available here
  • In the Glasgow area help, advocacy and support is available from Routes Out here
  • Information about Sandyford sexual health services is available here

Everyone needs to observe socially distancing at this time (keeping two metres away from others), hand washing for 20 seconds regularly and remembering to avoid touching your face.

If you need access to free condoms you can get them posted to you at www.freecondoms.scot

If you need confidential sexual health care you can contact the Inclusion Team at Sandyford on 0141 211 8610

Further Information about COVID-19 is available at www.nhsinform.scot

 

 

 

Last Updated: 19 May 2020