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.

No guiding is possible while self-isolating or quarantining. If either the person being guided or guider returns a positive Lateral Flow Device (LFD) test, is advised to self-isolate after coming into contact with someone who has tested positive, or develops COVID-19 symptoms, then Stay at home: guidance for households with possible or confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) infection must be followed.

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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