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 5pm on Saturdays.
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.
This PDF contains information about changes to eye care services across Scotland. It outlines what to do if you have a pre-existing or new eye condition, and the steps being taken by optometrists and ophthalmologists to keep you safe.
NHS Inform page giving details of how to protect against diabetic retinopathy while the usual screening system has been paused.
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.
As many remain in self-isolation, we have listed our five top tips for maintaining your physical and mental health.