How can I be guided safely during the coronavirus 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. 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, 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 require a guide but there is no one in your household available to guide you, you could consider using a runner guide cable. These are used by many runners with sight loss so that they have distance between themselves and their running guides. This is attached to the wrist of both individuals and provides some distance. However, it's important to explore alternative options for exercise and accessing essential goods. Recommendations for essential goods are listed on the government's website.

If you need further advice or support during this time, please call RNIB on 0303 123 9999.

For a full list of entries on coronavirus, see our Coronavirus Information entry.

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