I’m supposed to have an eye injection, but I’m worried about attending the hospital. Should I still go?

Yes, unless you have been notified by your consultant not to attend or you are displaying coronavirus (Covid-19) symptoms. If you are displaying symptoms, or have been in contact with someone who has, follow the government advice and call 111 but make sure they are aware that you are due for an essential injection too. If you can, let the hospital know you are unable to attend.

Hospitals are aware of the risks of the virus and are following strict cleaning protocols. Injections are a surgical procedure carried out in clean rooms; all staff are compliant with infection prevention. The hospital will not deliberately or lightly put you at risk.

For information around being guided to your appointment, see How can I be guided safely during the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic?
If you need further advice or support during this time, please call RNIB on 0303 123 9999 or visit the gov.uk coronavirus (Covid-19) web pages, along with additional information for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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