RSVP COVID-19 position statement and advice page
RSVP is still here for you
This is not an easy time and we are all adjusting to a different way of living. Being single can be even more isolating at this time and we're committed to continue providing single people with as much support as possible in this period of uncertainty.
What RSVP is doing
We take the health and wellbeing of our staff seriously and, as such, our employees are now working from home so that our team of experts can continue to support you.
We are monitoring e-mail and voicemail messages, so please continue to contact us here. If you are a member, please use the contact information you already have for us. We expect minimal change to your experience but please do bear with us if response times are a little longer than usual.
We will continue to make introductions until/unless there is no longer a demand or we are advised not to do so by Government. But we feel that single people, who would otherwise be confined to their homes on their own, deserve the opportunity to carry on meeting new people - virtually if need be. And there is plenty of technology - and advice on how to stay safe - to help you in that quest and to allow you to build relationships in the meantime.
We will not be running any events whilst lockdown is in force.
Once lockdown has been eased somewhat, we will look at introducing more walks and similar outdoor events where social distancing can still take place.
We're also looking at virtual events - perhaps a virtual book club and/or pub quizzes via group video call.
Start meeting other singles safely
Because we are still open for business and we worry about the effects of isolation on single people, if you're not already an RSVP member, we encourage you to join RSVP today and interact with other singles in a safe manner. We will 'meet' you by video and you can soon be 'meeting' new people. We have some very attractive offers on at the moment. Please ask for details.
To reduce risks to everyone when you are out, we would ask that, if you are displaying the symptoms of Coronavirus – either a new, persistent cough or a high temperature – you kindly refrain from attending any singles events or meeting other people on dates.
Current NHS Guidance is here: https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
When you do meet people on events or one-to-one, we would ask that you maintain a social distance at all times and refrain from greeting others by:
• Shaking hands
And please also do not expect these forms of greeting from people you meet or be offended when they do not display them.
We have issued similar guidance to our own staff.
It probably doesn't need to be said, but, as always, you are responsible for your own safety and wellbeing and you must make your own decisions about what events or meetings to attend.
We will update this guidance as and when Government advice changes.