google-site-verification: googled9ebd4b1b0a3063f.html

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=weCKJIXrsLs&t=118s

COVID Vaccinations

FAQs:

https://www.healthierlsc.co.uk/CovidVaccination/faqs

Central Lancs, Chorley, South Ribble:

https://centrallancashireccgs.nhs.uk/latest-news/292-the-development-of-the-covid-19-vaccination-programme-in-central-lancashire

Sefton, Southport, Formby:

https://www.southseftonccg.nhs.uk/get-informed/latest-news/covid-19-vaccination-rollout-gathers-pace-in-sefton/

Morecambe:

https://www.morecambebayccg.nhs.uk/your-health/coronavirus-covid-19/coronavirus-covid-19-vaccination-information

 

What to expect after the vaccine:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-vaccination-what-to-expect-after-vaccination/what-to-expect-after-your-covid-19-vaccination

Videos about the vaccine in 5 South Asian languages:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-55652149

New Local COVID Alert Levels

https://www.gov.uk/find-coronavirus-local-restrictions

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tier-4-stay-at-home

 

Latest Official UK Government Advice

https://www.gov.uk/government/topical-events/coronavirus-covid-19-uk-government-response

University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay Trust Coronavirus Advice

https://www.uhmb.nhs.uk/coronavirus

NHS 111 Coronavirus Advice

https://111.nhs.uk/covid-19

 

Lancashire County Council Advice

https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/health-and-social-care/your-health-and-wellbeing/coronavirus/

Sefton Council Coronavirus Support

https://www.sefton.gov.uk/miscellaneous-pages/support-during-covid-19.aspx

https://www.sefton.gov.uk/covid-19-in-sefton

Wyre Council Advice

https://www.wyre.gov.uk/coronavirus

Age Concern Coronavirus Advice

https://www.ageuk.org.uk/information-advice/health-wellbeing/conditions-illnesses/coronavirus/

 

Information for eye conditions & treatments

Macular Society Information

https://www.macularsociety.org/injection-treatment-latest-advice-royal-college-ophthalmologists?fbclid=IwAR2bFFJe3csvsjdkWm0kHgznEY8Uwl2Ftk9wxvUKD98Oermu-EQ3HJfBCIg

https://www.macularsociety.org/eye-injections-during-coronavirus-outbreak

 

Glaucoma Information

https://www.glaucoma-association.com/about-glaucoma/treatments/eye-drops?fbclid=IwAR1VLSK6mE1oaR42dHvz4R9WBFiXRoqTmriDsOgACa4Ch6zF6vxh_jnAlO4

 

https://www.glaucoma-association.com/news/coronavirus-update/?fbclid=IwAR02o_uumUva1sRHDvLmd81_m_qMcgI8CgNs-3mziwfjDT-jaehtcxDeep4

 

Guidance for Opthalmologists

https://rcophth.ac.uk/2020/03/covid-19-update-and-resources-for-ophthalmologists/

General advice

https://www.fightforsight.org.uk/news-and-articles/articles/news/information-and-advice-for-people-with-eye-conditions-surrounding-covid-19/?fbclid=IwAR30j5Ni0SDKcznUNXJ727hNRsIg1QRg-nqhCHfis8pq1A5yQhlDOmZfD3U

Advice for those awaiting Cataract surgery

https://www.rnib.org.uk/sight-loss-advice/eye-health/eye-conditions/cataracts/advice-people-who-are-waiting-cataract-surgery?fbclid=IwAR1VzgYutnmZe6NebnpHtgTn-oUdJhLScNGEczZufl_zoxUFe9qUTZirM2s

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

https://www.rnib.org.uk/news/campaigning/sighted-guiding-england-guidance

 

Audio updates from Galloway's

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

http://www.bwbf.org.uk/player/?url=http://www.bwbf.org.uk/localtns/gallowaysup/TOPD_playlist.pls

 

Other useful audio information

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

latest posts from facebook

If you need specific help or advice not covered in the articles above please fill out the form below and we will do our best to help

Need help?

  • White Facebook Icon
  • Twitter - White Circle
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Apple Music Icon

support through sight loss

Opening Hours

9-5pm Monday to Friday

Telephone

01772 744148

fundraising-regulator-logo-180x55_tcm9-3

© 2018 Galloway's Society For the Blind. A charity registered in England and Wales 526088 

Head Offices: Howick House, Howick Park Avenue, Penwortham, Preston, Lanacashire PR1 0LS