A SWINGERS' hotel is banning sex when it re-opens to comply with social-distancing rules.
Xtasia Swingers and Fetish Club, in West Bromwich, says it will become a 'non-sexual bar and hotel' on July 4 to safely comply with Covid-19 rules.
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Bosses at the X-rated retreat have been in consultation with the council to 'give all members, regardless of their interests, somewhere to go on both Friday and Saturday nights'.
There's usually little or no social distancing at Xtasia, where people enjoy sex swings and a dungeon.
It has now published an update on its website about new sex rules, stating: "Interaction of a sexual nature is not permitted between attendees.
"Our aim is to create a large social venue, where social distancing can be observed between members who are interested in swinging and fetish activities.
"Initially we can all only attend to meet socially, and no sexual activity is permitted, however over time as restrictions relax we aim to allow play to occur within a household group, and then eventually return to normal."
A spokesman said "We are a social club only and are following Government guidance."
The club said it could keep the two-metre social distancing policy unless people are members of the same household.
"We will be sticking to two-metres for the time being as we have the room to do this, and it makes it safer for you and our staff.
"No sexual encounters are permitted between members. Every area within the club has a social distancing 'maximum number' clearly displayed at the entrance to it, no more than that number should be inside at any moment in time."
The club will also be involved in the Government's Test and Trace programme in case there is a coronavirus outbreak and will be discreet when contacting members when "your play friend isn't your partner."
"We aim to assist with Test and Trace as much as we possibly can. If chatting to others at the club for considerable amounts of time, please ensure you know at least their first names or Fab ID," it said.
"If we as a club contact you with a potential Covid outbreak, you need to be able to tell us who you were in close proximity to during the evening.
"We will be changing our T&C's to allow us as a club to contact you should it turn out you might be infected.
"We would ask anyone who visits the club, and then contracts Covid within seven days to please contact us immediately so we in turn can contact other club attendees. If you need to be discreet, ie your play friend isn't your partner, etc. let us know so we can be extra careful with contacting."
The temperature of guests will also be taken on arrival at the club.
"It's not an accurate indicator of Covid, but will allow us to refuse entry to anyone showing an abnormally high reading.
"Please don't be upset over this if it does happen to you. Accept the reading, go home and self-isolate until you know your health situation for certain."
Anti-bacterial gel and wipes are strategically placed around all areas of the building and communal areas will be cleaned "more frequently."
There is expected to be a table service at the bar to avoid people congregating there, with the jacuzzi and playrooms closed.
A spokesman said: "We are a social club only and are following Government guidance."
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