Covid - Gig Buddies and staying safe

We'll be posting any updates and information we can here.

Latest updates for all Gig Buddies

The virus loves a crowd and spreads most easily when people come together, especially indoors.

When we socialise with friends and family it’s too easy to let our guard down.

With such high rates here locally, and with rising cases in the rest of the country, we all must do everything we can to try to slow the spread.

This is our current position with what we’re doing to try and support this…


We will continue to run mostly outdoor socials for the next couple of months whilst the weather is good

Meeting your buddy

We encourage buddy pairs to meet up outside as much as possible


We encourage everyone to continue wearing their masks as much as possible (if you can), especially on public transport on the way to socials or while buddying


If you haven’t already, we really do encourage you to get your vaccines too!

Lateral Flow Tests

If you can, we would also suggest it’s a good idea to do a negative lateral flow test before coming to a social or meeting your buddy

Going to busy places

If you are planning to meet up with your buddy in a busy place such as a nightclub, please make sure you have talked to your parents or support about this first, and that they are ok with it.

Being a good buddy

Whilst meeting up can still be difficult we want to try and make sure that we still keep everyone as connected as we can be and there’s still small regular things that you can do to be a good buddy:

  • Send a text to your buddy to let them know you’re thinking of them
  • Send them a tune or a video you think they’ll like
  • Post a card to them with a message on
  • Give them a quick phone call or video call
  • Join with them on one of our Zoom socials

Thank you and stay safe.

Information on vaccines

We’ve been gathering together the latest information we can find on vaccinations.

Here’s some useful resources.

Easier to read guide about vaccines


A video giving information about vaccines: For people with a learning disability and autistic people

Further information

If information changes we will aim to update it here as soon as we can.

You can find the latest information and advice from Public Health England at