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COVID-19

If you believe you have Coronavirus (COVID-19), or have developed a continuous cough, have a fever/high temperature, loss of smell or taste, or have come into contact in the last 14 days with someone who has; then please do NOT come into Sandyford. For further information about Coronavirus please visit NHS Inform

 

 

 

NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde

G3 Priority Clinic

 

 

COVID-19: Service Update

In response to the ongoing pressures on NHS services caused by Coronavirus (COVID-19) temporary changes to sexual health services are necessary. The following apply from Monday 23rd March 2020.

  • All G3 clinic appointments are suspended until further notice, but if you need support you can still call us on 01412118610 and one of our team will call you back.
  • Sandyford will text you if your appointment needs to be cancelled.
  • You can now order Free Condoms securely online and have them delivered free to your home in a discreet package.

If you require Sandyford services for an urgent review please call 0141 211 8130. Online booking is currently not available. We are committed to providing safe and effective patient care during this time.

Please click here for more information on the temporary changes to Sandyford services and locations.

COVID-19: Important information for people who sell sex

Selling sex at this time puts you and anyone you live with at a much higher risk of COVID-19. It is impossible for you to keep a safe distance no matter what sexual position is used. People with COVID-19 can have no symptoms and still be infectious so even if someone has no cough or temperature, they can still have the virus and pass it on to you and you can pass it on to them. Condoms do not protect against COVID-19 they will only prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections. If you are able to stop or pause selling sex at this time you should. If you have no other source of income and need emergency access to food, clothing, funds or accommodation there are services available that can provide this.

Support for people at high risk of COVID-19

There is a helpline for people who are at high risk from COVID-19 - and do not have a support network at home -  that can connect you to local services which can help provide food and medicine as well as emotional support.

The phone number is 0800 111 4000 and it's open between 9am and 5pm. The below organisations can also offer help and support. 

  • CLiCK provide non-judgemental support to women. 
  • Routes Out provide help, advocacy and support in the Glasgow area.
  • The NHSGGC website provides information about services that can support you with money worries. 

Sex and Social Distancing 

Everyone needs to be socially distancing at this time (keeping two metres away from others), handwashing for 20 seconds regularly and remembering to avoid touching your face.If you are going to have sex, you can reduce the harm to yourself and your partners by.

  • Kissing passes on COVID-19.Avoid kissing anyone who is not part of your household.
  • Rimming (mouth on anus) is very likely to spread COVID-19 as the virus in faeces can enter your mouth so you should avoid it during this time.
  • Washing before and after sex is essential. Wash your hands and sex toys with soap and warm water. Do not share sex toys during this time.

In light of COVID-19 we're changing the way we provide free condoms so that everyone who needs them has safe access to them. You can now order securely online and have them delivered free to in a discreet package (you can order as much as you need). It's still possible to access Free Condoms at venues that are open. However it is likely that many Free Condom venues will be closed to the public at short notice in response to the ongoing COVID-19 situation. We recommend using our online ordering form to ensure you get what you need. 

If you need confidential sexual health care you can contact the Inclusion Team at Sandyford on 0141 211 8610

Further Information about COVID-19 is available on the NHS Inform website

Are you involved in the sex or sexual entertainment industry in Glasgow? G3 offers support and an easy and quick way to stay on top of your sexual health.

Coming to a G3 clinic

The G3 Priority Clinic is a confidential and discreet sexual health service for women and men involved in the commercial sex industry (such as selling sex online, in flats or escorting, lap dancing, stripping on camera). Appointments are available at Sandyford Central by phoning 0141 211 8610.

Ugly Mugs

National Ugly Mugs (NUM) is a pioneering, national organisation which provides greater access to justice and protection for sex workers who are often targeted by dangerous individuals but are frequently reluctant to report these incidents to the police.

What service does Sandyford provide?
At Sandyford, we have a confidential and discreet sexual health service for women and men involved in the commercial ...

At Sandyford, we have a confidential and discreet sexual health service for women and men involved in the commercial sex industry (such as selling sex online, in flats or escorting, lap dancing, stripping on camera). This service is provided by the Sandyford sexual health clinic. We call it the G3 Priority Clinic.

What services are available at the G3 Priority Clinic?
Full sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening Blood borne virus screening (including HIV, Hep B, Hep C) and ...
  • Full sexually transmitted infection (STI) screening
  • Blood borne virus screening (including HIV, Hep B, Hep C) and Hep B vaccination
  • Blood borne virus screening (including HIV, Hep B, Hep C) and Hep B vaccination
  • Free condoms
  • All methods of contraception (including coils and implants)
  • Cervical smears
  • Pregnancy testing
  • Abortion referral
  • Gynaecological assessments
  • Safety advice and personal alarms
  • Emotional, practical and social support
  • Referrals to other health-related services
Where can I find the G3 Priority Clinic?
You can find us at Sandyford, 2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow G3 7NB.

You can find us at Sandyford, 2-6 Sandyford Place, Glasgow G3 7NB.

How can I get an appointment?
You can phone us on 0141 211 8610. If English is not your first language, or if you have sight or hearing impairment,...

You can phone us on 0141 211 8610. If English is not your first language, or if you have sight or hearing impairment, interpreters can be arranged to accompany you at your appointment.  Interpreters are trained in clinical communication and they are bound by the same patient confidentiality rules as all other healthcare workers.  If you need someone to interpret for you, please let the person who makes your appointment know when you phone.

What can I expect at my appointment?
Our staff are non-judgemental, professional and friendly.  When you come for an appointment, you will be listened to ...

Our staff are non-judgemental, professional and friendly.  When you come for an appointment, you will be listened to without being judged and your care will be carried out in a confidential and sensitive manner.  We will provide you with a space to express your thoughts, feelings and emotions; we can help you to deal with past or current issues that are causing you distress; and you will be able to explore positive coping strategies

Is the service confidential?
Yes.  Anything you say at the clinic will be kept confidential, unless you are being referred to another service with...

Yes.  Anything you say at the clinic will be kept confidential, unless you are being referred to another service with your permission, or in very rare situations if the staff need to share information for your own protection.  What you tell our staff isn't going to shock or embarrass them, but you need to be honest so that they know how best to treat you and what they can do to help you.  We will hold an electronic record of your visit that is confidential to Sandyford services. Clinical information will only be shared with your GP or other services if you give permission.

What other support can Sandyford give?
We can refer you to other specialist services such as addictions, social support, or to our counselling service. We c...

We can refer you to other specialist services such as addictions, social support, or to our counselling service. We could also direct you the Routes Out service which responds to the high risk of harm caused through involvement in street prostitution.They also work with those in the off street sex industry offering support which can include looking at alternatives if the client wishes. Contact them on 0141 276 0737