How can I be guided safely during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic?

You can receive support from anyone. However, you can reduce the risk to yourself and those around you by being guided by someone in your household, or a Personal Assistant (if you have one), friend or carer to keep the number of people involved as low as possible.

With the rise of new variants, even fully vaccinated people can still spread the coronavirus. Everyone involved should continue to follow Coronavirus: how to stay safe and help prevent the spread guidance.

If you or one of your guiders has Covid 19, the public health advice is to stay at home and avoid contact with other people. You should follow the Covid 19: people with Covid 19 and their contacts guidance. You should also try to stay at home if you feel unwell for any other reason. 

Further information and guidance can be found in the Sighted guiding (England) document developed by RNIB in partnership with Guide Dogs and Thomas Pocklington Trust:

Guidance for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland can be found using the links below:

There are a series of instructional videos on the Guide Dogs website covering the essentials of how to guide. 

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