Frequently Asked Questions
Covid Entry Requirements. 


All customers are required to provide contact details to NHS track and trace, except those showing either;

Proof of Double Vaccination (NHS covid pass)
Proof of a Negative Lateral Flow Test taken and uploaded to the NHS website not more than 48h before admission to the venue. 

In the summer of 2020 Manticore was extended and refurbished to make the venue covid-safe. Whilst we still benefit from the better use of space and increased fresh air ventilation that resulted from the re-furb., other measures such as social distancing or face coverings are now no longer a legal requirement for customers.

However, our staff will continue to wear masks when moving through customer areas, and our workforce undergoes regular covid testing according to NHS guidelines.

Hand-sanitising stations are still provided throughout the venue.  

Our covid-cleaning regimes, which have helped keep the venue clean and safe during 2020 and 2021 are still rigorously adhered to.

What’s the etiquette at a Gay Sauna?

Gay saunas have a long history of being welcoming, safe spaces. You can use the facilities as you wish, providing you are respectful to other users of the Spa and observe current Covid guidelines.

Our full terms and conditions are displayed at reception and also in the changing area.

Manticore Spa reserves the right to refuse  admission, or eject individuals from the venue that present a risk to others or themselves. 

Can I wear items of clothing?

Most guys just use the towel we provide. However, if you wish to wear items of clothing/gear, just let reception know. They will want to verify that what you wish to wear will be safe and hygienic whilst on premises. 

What about Safer Sex? Prep? Testing?

We work closely with the Eddystone Trust to provide our customers with the latest mens' sexual health advice and safe-sex packs. Pop-up events occur at Manticore throughout the year, allowing customers to access confidential rapid-result testing. Sexual Health in Plymouth (SHiP) Postal Testing Kits are also available from the venue. 

Any age restrictions?

Yes, you need to be over 18 to enter. Please bring ID, passport or driving licence, to verify your age and qualify for reduced price entry. 

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