Creating A Safer Space

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Covid Update

As restrictions are lifted, and we learn how to live with the virus – please help us create a safer space for everyone.

There are a lot of thoughts and opinions around the subject, and this is not about asking to take sides or provide evidence (scientific or otherwise). It’s about working together in order to immerse ourselves in activities that nourish, heal and bring us together. In this way we can create a safer environment for all of us.

On the day or the day before the workshop please take a home lateral flow test. You can find more info about them here. This will give you an indication of where you stand, if the test is positive, please take a photo and you’ll receive a full refund.

Be mindful and kind to each other. Every person has had a different personal experience of the pandemic in addition to our collective experience. Some people will be more ready than others for those long hugs, others not so much, and that’s perfectly valid. The kindest way to approach this is to use clear language to set your boundaries.

On the event of any of the facilitators gets tested positive before the workshop, you’ll be notified as soon as possible and offered the choice of a refund or a credit for the next workshop.

A kind reminder: being fully vaccinated doesn’t mean that we can’t catch or transmit the virus – so please get tested before and after the event.


By booking you understand that despite all precautions taken there’s still a chance of contracting the virus, regardless of your vaccination status.


MPV (Monkey Pox) Update

The World Health Organisation has now declared Monkeypox as a national health emergency. 

As the numbers of the infection slowly but steadily rise we ought to be reasonably aware and cautious in the way we connect with each other.

If you feel unwell (any symptom listed in the NHS website – even if it’s a mild fatigue and / or muscle aches, back ache and headaches) please reach out and I’ll make sure you don’t lose your investment. Please check your body (hands, feet, face and genital / groin area) for any unusual or new rashes with spots, ulcers or blisters before the workshop and if you think you may have been exposed to the virus get in touch for a refund / credit.

You can find more information and advise on MPV here and the latest updates here.


If you’re interested in getting the vaccine here’s some info:

Before you start looking into the big London Hospitals, contact your local sexual health clinic and see if they are offering the vaccine.

Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital (London Bridge) is holding walk-in clinics over the next two weekends. You don’t have to live in London to go. Timings: 11.30am to 6pm on July 30-31, and from 9.30am to 5.30pm on August 6-7. Wait time expected to be long. I’ve waited for 4.5 hrs last weekend.

You can also call them to book an appointment on 020 71884040

John Hunter Clinic (Chelsea and Westminster) – appointments on upcoming Wednesdays – Call 020 3315 4040 – be persistent and patient.

Clifden Centre (Homerton) – call 020 7683 4103 – be persistent and patient.

Mortimer Market Centre (Warren Street) is adding vaccine apts to its online booking site. Check back regularly. 

10 Hammersmith Broadway (Hammersmith) – call 020 3315 1010 – be persistent and patient. 

Barking sexual health clinic – call 0208 970 5724 and press option 1 then 1 again.

Falcon Road SHSWL (Clapham Junction) has been offering Monkeypox vaccines to some MSM attending check-ups there.

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Please note that as the situation is changing, this info could change too, as health providers might be added to this list or equally current ones might stop running vaccination services.


Some additional housekeeping points:

Please bring your own towel and water bottle

Use the sanitisers / alcohol based solutions / soap and water when needed or when prompted (like before offering touch, or moving into a new pairing)

Wash your hands when using the restrooms


Any questions or concerns please contact Serge at info@menintouch.co.uk

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