A UK brothel has reopened following the lockdown with special measures in place to avoid spreading the coronavirus.

Hull in the North East has a thriving sex industry which was, like others across the country, badly affected by the pandemic.

Since lockdown measures began to ease some brothels and massage parlours have started to reopen, Hull Live reported.

Discretion of Hull, hidden on an industrial estate, claims to be the longest serving establishment in the city.

It also boasts of leading the way when it comes to coronavirus mitigation measures.

Discretion of Hull has brought in some safety measures
Discretion of Hull has brought in some safety measures

On its website Discretion says a risk assessment was carried out on August 26 with another due on November 26.

In terms of social distancing its website reads "We limit the amount of customers and staff allowed in any one place at all times."

Punters are also asked to wear face masks to limit the disease's spread.

The sex industry has had to adapt to the pandemic (stock photo)
The sex industry has had to adapt to the pandemic (stock photo)

The venue says: "We provide shields and masks for staff and masks for customers.

"We also provide hand sanitiser and signs to encourage usage along with regular disinfection of all public use areas."

The venue's showers and whirlpools have been closed and no food or drink is being served onsite.

Despite its reputation in the area, the parlour is discrete when it comes to describing the range of services available inside.

The venue's showers and whirlpool have been shut
The venue's showers and whirlpool have been shut

It advertises itself as offering a state of the art dungeon, hot tub and adult sex swing, along with "stress relief" for customers.

“Had a hard day?" part of its website asks.

"Discretion stress relief is as good as it gets.

"Come, let one of our lovely ladies relieve you of those hard muscles and put a smile on your face.”

The pandemic has changed the way the sex industry functions
The pandemic has changed the way the sex industry functions

It is unclear if other brothels and massage parlours in Hull have reopened, but none of the websites outline any measures to ensure they are "Covid-safe".

Many are situated on some of Hull’s busiest streets and can often be found in flats above shops with entry found at the back of the premises.

The coronavirus pandemic has significantly changed the way the sex industry operates in the UK.

Financial pressures caused by the economic fallout has pushed more students into sex work, according to data from Save The Student.

Figures show that 10% of students would consider sex work in a financial emergency - up from 7% last year.

A separate study showed 7% of students had actually turned to sex or adult work during the pandemic to make ends meet.