Coronavirus pandemic image copyrightGetty Images A charity has changed the way it works to keep sex workers at home during the coronavirus pandemic.
Safer Wales has been running the StreetLife project sinceaimed at helping woman trapped in prostitution. Chief executive Bernie Bowen-Thomson said: "We recognised that the essential outreach work we do shouldn't come to an abrupt halt because of Covid, but had to move to a virtual form. Safer Wales said the introduction of lockdown measures left clients faced with the difficult choice of self-distancing with no income or continuing to carry out sex work at esscorts risk to their own and others' safety.
Ms Bowen-Thomson said: "This is a heartbreaking choice for women to have to make, it's essential that these women get the support they need to stay at home.
The charity said this was vital to ensure women could access support and information and also helped women to know "they are not alone, even though we may not be physically close. It is her only source of income.
She is now offering her services online only, but said men still pressure her to meet her in person. But in those few minutes, they could still give you the virus.
She also sometimes carries out physical acts. She said depending on the week, she could meet about two men a day.
Sex workers 'should have access to support fund' But during femzl lockdown she is urging other women in her position not to meet clients for these kind of services. Please just look after yourself, you don't know how clean they are, you just don't know them.
Just be careful. In a statement, the website said it had seen a big increase in people using the platform during lockdown.
This is more than five times the amount than during the same esxorts in It said a "minority of professional full-time escorts are still working independently in Cardiff". It added: "I can assure you that most of these escorts will not stop working during the pandemic as without income from escort work they would simply be unable to survive i.