Useful links and contacts for blind and partially sighted people in Scotland.
Our helpline can be contacted on 0303 123 9999 from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.
The Scottish Government's web page on coronavirus.
The flu vaccine is offered every year to help protect people most at risk of flu and its complications, particularly important this year due to the associated risk of coronavirus. Flu vaccine information is available here. An audio version of the leaflet is also available.
The Scottish Government has made an exemption card available for people who are exempt from wearing a face covering. Request an exemption card online or by the calling the free telephone helpline on 0800 121 6240.
First Minister's letter concerning coronavirus, including details of how to access this in audio and in other languages.
Scottish Government guidance for those who provide guide support for people with sight loss or mobility or other impairments.
Latest guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households.
Ready Scotland's site gives details of support available and details of how you can help others.
This helpline points people in the direction of services that can help them access essentials during the current pandemic. The phone number is 0800 111 4000, operating between 9:00am and 5:00pm - although this might later be extended.
Details of shielding support from local authorities for vulnerable people and how to arrange for food and medicine deliveries, and other support services.
The Community Eye Care COVID-19 emergency response contains official guidance about hospital eye clinics and ophthalmology departments' response to the pandemic to keep people safe during their eye care appointments.
NHS Inform page giving details of how to protect against diabetic retinopathy and information about routine screening.
Accessible information about the coronavirus is available on the NHS Inform website. This includes translations, audio files and easy read versions.
COVID-19 section on the Sight Advice FAQ web site - answers to some of the more frequently asked questions relating to the current coronavirus situation by blind and partially sighted people, their family, friends and carers.
RNIB's website has a dedicated section containing all the latest information that we’ve put out across the UK.
Key information and links about supermarket opening hours and deliveries.
How RNIB is supporting the NHS, Government and businesses with accessible communications.
If you're interested in giving a helping hand to people with sight loss during the pandemic, read our tips.
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