Sex and covid 19

Sex and intimate contact are risks for Covid 19 transmission.

In line with the latest government advice to prevent covid 19 transmission, you should only have sexual contact – including with your regular partner- if you live within the same household.

You should stay at least 2metres away from everyone who is not part of your household.

  • If you need contraceptive advice or emergency contraception , have symptoms of an STI, have been sexually assaulted or sexually exposed to HIV please phone 01294 323226.
  • If you need advice regarding Termination of pregnancy please phone 01563 827025
  • For up to date advice from the Faculty of Sexual & Reproductive Healthcare(FSRH) about contraception during the covid 19 crisis click on this link https://www.fsrh.org/documents/advice-for-women-seeking-contraception-abortion-and-other/

COVID-19: Important information for people who sell sex

Women who sell/exchange sex or images online can get in touch with a Click women’s worker.

The Helpline number is 0300 124 5564 and is available during the following times: • Tuesday: 3pm-5pm • Wednesday: 11am-7pm • Thursday: 6pm-9pm • Saturday: 12pm2pm

Selling sex at this time puts you and anyone you live with at a much higher risk of COVID-19. It is impossible for you to keep a safe distance no matter what sexual position is used. 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 stop or pause selling sex at this time you should. 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 https://www.click.scot/

Information about COVID-19 for men who pay for sex

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.

If you arrange to meet someone for sex or to buy sex, you could be at risk of being charged for not observing social distancing. This could lead to a fine of £60 – £120. Everyone needs to be socially distancing at this time (keeping two metres away from others), handwashing for 20 seconds regularly and remembering to avoid touching your face. If you are going to have sex, it should only be with someone who lives in the same household as you if you both have no symptoms of COVID-19