Sex Work and COVID-19: Guidelines for Sex Workers, Clients, Third Parties, and Allies [➦]
• People working in the sex work field
• Health, social services and educational professionals
• General population (15+ years old)
• Pratical Guide
Release Date and Last Update
2020 (no update as of the review date)
The COVID-19 outbreak has created a lot of stress and panic, but sex workers are and always have been resourceful and resilient.
This document follows a harm reduction approach, offering guidelines from various sources to help lower the risk of contact and transmission to those who must continue in-person sex working.
Knowing that each sex worker’s work is unique, we encourage each of our community members to know how transmission occurs, how that fits with your individual work, and what decisions can be made for your specific situation to reduce as many risks as possible for yourself and others.
We have also included guidelines for clients, third parties, allies, and healthcare providers on how to best support sex workers during this time
We are experts in keeping ourselves and our communities safe. We’ve been doing it for decades! We would like to share our wisdom and learn from each other on how to overcome this current challenge.
*** Note that this description was written by Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network and Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project. ***
Butterfly Asian and Migrant Sex Workers Support Network et Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project. (2020). Sex Work and COVID-19: Guidelines for Sex Workers, Clients, Third Parties, and Allies. Récupéré de https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ymJ5motdh0zh453-wFs1p4syL3koC2dD/view?fbclid=IwAR2PlgV3Ap4KqEWNc8kJ7sGMP1sWgVuYvCNLaYZziWm9bAzg7YAGQgbGO4A
Useful and reassuring, this document is an excessively relevant tool for sex workers and their relatives during this difficult time in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. In addition to providing practical advice to reduce the risk of transmission for sex workers , essential information for those involved , including healthcare professionals, are also given in order to offer support without judgment and stigmatization.
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