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.

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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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Our biggest lifeboat is nearing the end of her days. You can help give her a second life.
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A stash of forgotten RNLI photographs from the 20th century have been brought back to life through the digital screen. But which ones have left a lasting impact?
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When a kayaker went missing off the coast of Dorset, one of the biggest search operations in RNLI history was launched to find him.
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Sam Armatage from Teddington Lifeboat Station
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Teddington Crew Member Julia Kendal wanted to know how other women had become lifeboat volunteers – so she started asking them. This is the first of four stories about the women who crew lifeboats across the UK and Ireland. 
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