Visual Impairment: Coronavirus

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 16th July 2020.

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Photo of Vicky Foxcroft Vicky Foxcroft Shadow Minister (Work and Pensions)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to the answer of 18 June to Question 52245 on Coronavirus: Visual Impairment, where the guidance and advice on guiding for blind and partially sighted people has been published; and what steps he has taken to promote that guidance to the blind and partially sighted community.

Photo of Helen Whately Helen Whately Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Public Health England (PHE) has previously supported the Royal National Institute of Blind People with their own guidance and this included guidance on safe guiding.

Further information and advice surrounding COVID-19 on how people can be guided safely and how to practice social distancing is available from our partners and can be accessed at the following link:

https://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/coronavirus-information

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