Coronavirus - Gig Buddies and social distancing

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Latest updates for all Gig Buddies on social distancing

Gig Buddies guidance for Covid

In light of the latest decision by the government to try and protect people from the Coronavirus pandemic we want to make it clear how we see this affects Gig Buddies.

Meeting up outdoors

It is now possible to meet up outdoors on a one to one with your buddy and we think this would be a lovely thing to do as it’s now springtime. Please download this document which explains how you can do this safely.


We have started to run some small group socials in the outdoors for a maximum of 6 people. Your Gig Buddies coordinator will let you know more about when these are.

We will continue to run a programme of socials on Zoom but will start doing less of these as the team will be getting busy getting out and about and meeting people in real life!

Being a good buddy

In such a serious situation as this 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