- Alternate services
- Reduce risk
- Contact tracing
Always practice safe sex. Condoms for vaginal, oral, and anal, and dams if the client is going down on you and for rimming.
Consider alternative ways of working, for example
- Voyeuristic services
- Quarantine/medical mask fantasy
- Sexual positions that avoid ‘moist breath zone’
- Cam/phone sex (see the article below)
- Do not offer GFE
- Do not offer kissing
- Avoid the ‘moist breath zone’ as much as possible
- Wear mask and gloves when needed
- Don’t do sex work if you have COVID-19/cold/flu symptoms
- OR are in a high risk category
- over 70yrs
- compromised immunity
- other conditions including respiratory conditions, heart conditions, high blood pressure, kidney problems or diabetes
- receiving treatment for cancer or blood conditions
Screen clients OUT for any of the following (DON’T SEE THEM!)
- Symptoms of COVID-19/cold/flu
- High risk categories (see above)
- Known Covid19 contacts
- Whether they have travelled from a cluster community
- Shower before and after each client - the client should shower before and after each booking.
- Frequent and thorough hand washing
- Remember that even if you wear a mask, hands can still transmit the Corona Virus
- Avoid touching your face or the faces of clients - this leaves live Corona droplets that can be transported, and transmitted, easily.
- Frequent and thorough surface cleaning
- Washing linen between each client
- Anti- viral disinfectant (not just anti-bacterial)
- Look for ingredients hypochlorite OR activated hydrogen peroxide (0.5%)
- Conventional bleach
- Isopropyl alcohol
- Methylated spirits
CONTACT TRACING INFORMATION
In order to reduce the spread of COVID-19, it is important to be able to quickly trace the contacts of people who have become infected.
Keep a record of your jobs – date, time, and contact details (name, phone number, or e-mail address)
Agree with your clients that they will contact you if they test positive for Covid 19 (or have a close contact with someone who has)
When a person tests positive for Covid 19 they will be called by the local public health unit who will ask them to provide details of all the close contacts they’ve had.
Close contact include
- Direct contact with body fluids of a case
- Living in the same household or hostel with shared facilities with a case
- Face-to-face contact within 2metres for longer than 15 minutes
- Having been in an enclosed environment (classroom, waiting room etc) with a case
That information will then be passed onto contact tracers, who will connect with the people and places on the list to tell them that they may need to get a Covid 19 test.
Make sure you have a record of your bookings
- Date, time, location, contact details (phone, name, e-mail address)
Get agreement from your client that if they are a close contact or test positive for Covid 19 they will contact you directly, or include you on a list of close contacts to public health officials.
QR code apps are available (see our contact tracing info)
Information can be found COVID-19 Government info for businesses.