A few months ago, the BBC’s health correspondent, Andrew Marr, asked what he could find in the sun.
“It’s a big problem,” said Dr Helen Brown, director of health services at the Orbeez Foot Spa, a foot-dancing and nudist resort in the seaside town of Orbez.
“I’m concerned there is an increase in the number of cases of the virus and I think that is what’s been driving the increase,” she said. “
The other night I was on the pier, I saw a woman with her arms around a man, and the man said ‘I want to see the sun’.” Brown said that at least two other nude beaches had been shut down by authorities this year due to safety concerns.
“I’m concerned there is an increase in the number of cases of the virus and I think that is what’s been driving the increase,” she said.
The Orbees also have a large number of visitors, particularly from overseas, who visit for the spa’s special “dance”, where the client is given a choice of wearing lingerie or a swimsuit.
The spa is open from 10am to 5pm on weekdays.
A similar facility, Harmony Spa, was shut down in April and has been closed since for safety reasons.
Brown said she hoped the resort could be reopened in time for Christmas, but the authorities have said they do not want to reopen the resort before that.
“People are going to be waiting for weeks,” she told Marr.
“And we have no choice but to try and do what we can.”
There are a lot of visitors who have gone to the beach before.
People come for the fun, they’re not really worried about how they look.
And they’re coming because they want to have a good time.
“There’s a lot to be happy about.”