COVID-19 resources
COVID-19 resources

In these unprecedented times, many of us in London are largely confined to our homes for the foreseeable future. It’s more important than ever that communities pull together and support their most vulnerable during this time. Rules around social distancing in the capital mean that blind and partially sighted people are facing particularly acute challenges, and we want to do everything we can to help connect people, keep spirits high and alleviate boredom!

We have put together this and the connected pages as a resource for blind and partially sighted people in London. We will be adding to these pages regularly and welcome contributions and ideas – please get in touch on:

Follow this link for information about local sight loss charities, relevant organisations and other responses to the challenges around COVID-19 by clicking here (document will automatically download). Follow this link for NHS guidance on how to prevent the virus spreading.

Here you can check the most up to date UK Government advice (5 November 2020)

Applies to: England

COVID-19 case numbers are rising rapidly across the whole of the UK and in other countries. We must act now to control the spread of the virus. The single most important action we can all take to fight coronavirus is to stay at home, to protect the NHS and save lives.

When we reduce our day-to-day contact with other people, we reduce the spread of the infection. That is why, from Thursday 5 November until Wednesday 2 December, you must:

  1. Stay at home, except for specific purposes.
  2. Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes.
  3. Close certain businesses and venues.

These new measures will reduce the growth rate of the virus, which will:

On Thursday 5 November these national restrictions replaced the Local Covid Alert Level measures.

The new measures will apply nationally for four weeks up to and including Wednesday 2 December. At the end of that period, we will return to a regional approach, based on the latest data.

These measures will be underpinned by law. Police and other authorities will have powers to give fines and break up gatherings.

You can help to protect your friends and family by downloading the NHS COVID-19 App to keep updated on the latest guidance from Thursday 5 November

There is separate guidance for households with a possible or confirmed coronavirus infection.

Read the latest UK Government advice here.