Out of Work and Unsupported, Sex Workers Struggle to Cope With the Coronavirus Crisis

Novara Media, March 2020

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted almost everyone’s work, in a way most of us had never experienced before. But as with any crisis, those who were already the most marginalised have been hit the hardest, and frequently face higher barriers to accessing any or adequate state support.

Sex workers have been severely impacted by Covid-19. Like many other workers, their jobs entail physical contact of a nature advised against by social distancing guidance, and prohibited now the UK has gone into lockdown. But unlike most other workers, the struggle sex workers are facing is usually hidden from view due to criminalisation, stigma and discrimination.

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