RNIB Scotland - useful links and contacts

Useful links and contacts for blind and partially sighted people in Scotland.

RNIB Helpline

Our helpline can be contacted on 0303 123 9999 from 8am to 8pm on weekdays and from 9am to 1pm on Saturdays.

Scotland-specific information and documents

Eye health information

The newly launched Scottish Government website Eyes.Scot shares useful information about eye health for individuals and professionals.

Information about the coronavirus vaccine programme in Scotland

NHS Scotland has lots of information on the coronavirus vaccine, how it works and what to do if you experience side effects.

Coronavirus vaccine leaflets

NHS Inform has leaflets explaining why the coronavirus vaccine is being offered and how, when and where it'll be given.

Scottish Government's coronavirus information

The Scottish Government's web page on coronavirus.

NHS Inform

Latest guidance from NHS Scotland and the Scottish Government, including physical distancing measures and advice for infected households.

Scotland National Assistance Helpline - Ready Scotland

Some people, including those self-isolating, need extra support to access essentials such as food and medicine. This Helpline can be reached on 0800 111 4000 (Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm) for those who can't leave their home or get help online.

Diabetic Retinopathy screening

NHS Inform page giving details of how to protect against diabetic retinopathy and information about routine screening

Accessible information

Accessible information about the coronavirus is available on the NHS Inform website. This includes translations, audio files and easy read versions.

UK-wide information

Frequently Asked Questions

The COVID-19 section on the Sight Advice FAQ website has answers to frequently asked questions around the current coronavirus situation by blind and partially sighted people, their family, friends and carers.