I am worried about accessing products and services during the coronavirus pandemic, who can help?

Supermarkets are currently staying open but are offering reduced opening hours. Some of the bigger supermarkets are offering special opening hours, to allow vulnerable and blind and partially sighted customers to shop as safely as possible. For links to all the supermarkets and their current hours please visit RNIB's Essential links and information on supermarket opening.

The government advises only shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible. However, if you do need to go to a supermarket, use your symbol cane if you have one to let others know you have sight loss. Supermarket staff will be willing to help you find items in the store.

For further information please also see How do I engage with my local support networks? and I can't go out; can I get my shopping delivered?

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

If you need further advice or support during this time, please call RNIB on 0303 123 9999 or visit the gov.uk website.

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