5 Practices To Follow When Booking An Escort During Covid-19
The Covid-19 pandemic has influenced change across all industries. Considering the intimate nature of sex work, the sex industry has been no exception. Given the current circumstances, Ivy Société has compiled a list of 5 practises worth exercising when booking escorts during the Covid-19 pandemic.
- Check Current Health Regulations Before Contacting an Escort
The new norm during the pandemic is constant change and uncertainty. Be sure to check the updated regulations for your state before you book an escort. Being aware of the current restrictions is imperative before requesting information from escorts in or outside of your state. If there are border restrictions between you and your desired escort, be respectful of this.
Unless you are ready to make a pre-booking with a deposit, wait until travel restrictions are lifted before making contact with the escort.
- Practise Safety and Good Hygiene During Incalls and Outcalls
Some escorts may request a temperature check upon arrival. This is a health and safety precaution practised in many industries. Develop a consistent habit of washing your hands thoroughly with warm, soapy water for at least 30 seconds as soon as you enter the premises.
If hosting at your personal residence, it is important that you adhere to all Covid-19 guidelines. Use antibacterial spray/wipes to clean all surfaces, provide antibacterial soap and sanitizer and have fresh sheets and towels available.
If you are booking a hotel for your date, it is recommended to contact reception prior to confirm any Covid-19 procedures that might be in place. Some hotel regulations may require guests to provide photo identification, which some escorts may not feel comfortable with. If these procedures are in place, contact your escort to discuss other options.
- If You Are Feeling Unwell, Postpone and Get Tested
If you have a fever, sore throat, cough or any of the symptoms related to Covid-19, let your escort know so that the booking can be postponed to when you are feeling better. Once you have been cleared with a negative Covid-19 test, the booking can be rescheduled. Never attend a booking if you feel unwell. For many escorts, sex work is their only source of income and they cannot afford to catch an illness from a client. Escorts will always endeavor to adhere to safety regulations and prioritise the well-being of themselves, their clients and community. The importance of health and well-being in this industry should never be underestimated.
- Consider Digital Services
The Covid-19 pandemic influenced an increase in online services including texting and customized photos. These can be great alternatives if you are in a high risk area, or simply wish to be as safe as possible. Escorts will promote these services on their twitter or websites.
- Be Diligent
This is a tough time for everyone, so practise patience and compassion. The health and well-being of people is always the most important thing. Be safe, adhere to safety regulations and make the most out of the situation at hand. Your escort will appreciate your diligent nature.