Scottish government to support prostitutes not working because of Covid 19

All over the world people including government workers have lost their jobs with the private sector laying off several workers with a few companies allowing their employees to work from home.


Some have also announced a pay cut to their employees.


It has been reported that the Government of Scotland has announced its decision to support prostitutes during the coronavirus pandemic since they have been rendered jobless.


According to the UK news tabloid, Evening Express, Scotland government has announced a total of £61,771 package to be given to nine organizations to provide financial and emotional assistance to prostitutes in Scotland.


Community Safety Minister Ash Denham was reported to have said;


No one should feel unsupported during this crisis. Stigma and the hidden nature of prostitution creates a barrier to engagement with mainstream services. It is essential that specialist services, such as those within the Encompass Network, provide a bridge to national support and this funding will enable such services to reach out to women to help them access assistance and counseling.

Meanwhile, coronavirus lockdown measures in Scotland could begin to be lifted from 28 May, Nicola Sturgeon has announced. The first minister, Ms. Sturgeon said this would mean people could meet someone from another household as long as social distancing is maintained.


More outdoor activities and sports like golf and fishing will also be allowed. Ms. Sturgeon also announced that coronavirus testing will be extended to everyone in Scotland over the age of five who is displaying symptoms.