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

If you need to go out for a walk or to access essential goods, there isn't an issue for you to be guided by a member of your household. There are a series of instructional videos on the Guide Dog website covering the essentials of how to guide, that members of your household may find helpful. 

If you live in England and are from a single household you can now form a support bubble with a friend or carer. The government introduced 'support bubbles' for single adult households (adults who live alone or with dependent children only) allowing them to form a ‘support bubble’ with one other household.

Further information on how to guide safely if you have formed a support bubble can be found on RNIB's sighted guiding and support bubble guidance web page.

If you do not have anyone within your household to guide you, the government guidance is to maintain a 2 metre distance, so guiding should be avoided where possible. We acknowledge this is difficult as not everyone can form a support bubble, but it is important that government guidance is adhered to during this time. RNIB will work with the government on developing further guidance and alternatives.

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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