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Latest advice & updates

We know that many of you will be worried about the recent outbreak of the coronavirus and we want to reassure you that we are taking all steps to protect everyone who uses our services, works or volunteers with us. For the latest news, click on the article below.

 Please keep checking this page and our social media channels for the latest updates.   Thank you

Help & Advice in your area

Keeping you connected

Useful links

Government Roadmap out of lockdown

COVID Vaccinations


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Sefton, Southport, Formby:



What to expect after the vaccine:

Videos about the vaccine in 5 South Asian languages:

New Local COVID Alert Levels


Latest Official UK Government Advice

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust Coronavirus Advice

NHS 111 Coronavirus Advice


Lancashire County Council Advice

Sefton Council Coronavirus Support

Wyre Council Advice

Age Concern Coronavirus Advice


Information for eye conditions & treatments

Macular Society Information


Glaucoma Information


Guidance for Opthalmologists

General advice

Advice for those awaiting Cataract surgery

A delay in surgery for cataracts does not put your sight at risk permanently. Cataracts do not cause permanent loss of vision and a delay of several months would not mean you are at a higher risk of complications or that the result will not be as good as it would have been. 


For more advice visit: the RNIB website or call the RNIB helpline 0303 123 9999 who can send you a copy of this information.


Drivers can check if they need to tell DVLA about an eyesight problem by searching the A to Z of medical conditions that could affect their driving, on the DVLA website or calling their medical helpline 0300 790 6806

RNIB advice on support from sighted guiders outside your household


Audio updates from Galloway's

For the latest updates from Galloway's in audio format click the link below


Other useful audio information

Citizens Advice and Business advice
Sick Note advice
South Ribble Together
Staying Safe Online

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