Punters with a mouth shield, who bring their own towels and therefore also want a discount. That was a week ago. Now there are hardly any customers. The advice to keep about 1.5 to 2 metres away from another person is no incentive to make use of the services of a sex worker.

Almost all workers are selfemployed. This means that they do not have a fixed income, but they can make use of the so-called “Besluit Bijstandsverlening Zelfstandigen” (Decree on Assistance for the Self-employed). The specific aid organisations and services for sex workers and the Dutch Emergency Fund are active in alleviating financial distress.