With the government telling people to stay at home, we’re immediately pausing the rollout of lifeguard patrols onto beaches. This is to make sure we’re keeping the public, and our people, safe from the coronavirus.

All RNLI shops, museums and visitor centres, including the College in Poole, remain closed. Our lifeboat stations remain operational but will not be open to visitors.

Our lifeboats will continue to launch to those in peril at sea. We urge you to follow government instructions. But if you are at the coast, please take extra care and follow our safety advice.

How to stay safe

Our Supporter Experience Team are here to help.
Please call us on 0300 300 9990 (UK) or 1800 991802 (Ireland)
Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm

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Kyle lifeboat in action
RNLI weekly roundup
RNLI lifeboat crews across the UK and Ireland are still saving lives at sea during the lockdown. Here's what our lifesavers have been up to this week.
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Stornaway's Severn class lifeboat
Into the storm
Big seas are nothing new to Stornoway lifeboat crew, in the Outer Hebrides. But a particularly vicious storm brought a challenge one November night – with two men waiting to be saved.
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Emma Noble from Kyle of Lochalsh RNLI
Lifeboat women: Emma Noble from Kyle of Lochalsh
In the second of our series on lifeboat women, Teddington volunteer Julia Kendal spoke with Emma Noble, the first female helm at Kyle of Lochalsh in north-west Scotland. 
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The ‘RNLI Fish’, found at Robin Hood’s Bay in North Yorkshire
‘For the benefit of the Life Boat Institution’
Since the 1860s, a range of distinctive RNLI collection boxes have been raising money to help save lives at sea. What’s your favourite?
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