.For general COVID-19 advice please call Devon in Sight Helpline - 01392 876 666

Our helpline opening hours are Monday - Thursday 10am - 2pm.

If you are required to self-isolate please click on the photo link to view our COVID-19 Self-isolation Guide including the audio soundtrack.

Please note the self-isolation period is now 5 days not 7 (this change came into effect on Monday 17th January 2022.

Other sources of Coronavirus Advice

Here are some useful sources of advice on the Coronavirus and the impact on local and national eye services, which we will be updating regularly.

Government

UK Government Advice

https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

Devon County Council

Devon County Council Website

General Coronavirus Advice

Audio advice on handwashing

https://www.iapb.org/wp-content/uploads/Handwashing-Advice-for-Blind-People.mp3

BBC Website

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news

NHS Advice

https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/

Sight Loss FAQ – Frequently Asked Questions relating to Coronavirus

https://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/independent-living/Covid-19

 

National Charities

Blind Veteran UK Coronavirus Service Update

https://www.blindveterans.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/

Advice for friends, family and volunteers

Advice on helping people with sight loss with home shopping

https://www.blindveterans.org.uk/coronavirus-covid-19-updates/coronavirus-covid-19-assisting-a-blind-or-partially-sighted-person-with-shopping/

Guide Dogs Coronavirus Advice

https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/coronavirus/Services

Macular Society

https://www.macularsociety.org/coronavirus

Injection treatment: Latest advice from the Royal College of Ophthalmologists

https://www.macularsociety.org/injection-treatment-latest-advice-royal-college-ophthalmologists

Top tips for travelling to your injections

https://www.macularsociety.org/top-tips-travelling-your-injections

RNIB Coronavirus Advice

https://www.rnib.org.uk/covid-19

Hospitals

Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital (including the West of England Eye Unit)

https://www.rdemembers.com/coronavirus/

Torbay Hospital

https://www.torbayandsouthdevon.nhs.uk/about-us/news-and-publications/latest-news-and-events/coronavirus/

Local Council

Devon County Council

https://www.devon.gov.uk/coronavirus-advice-in-devon/

East Devon District Council

https://eastdevon.gov.uk/coronavirus-covid-19/east-devon-district-council-coronavirus-community-support-hub/coronavirus-community-support-hub-hotline/

Mid Devon District Council

https://www.middevon.gov.uk/residents/coronavirus-covid-19-service-updates/

Torbay Council

https://www.torbay.gov.uk/health-and-wellbeing/public-health/coronavirus/

West Devon District Council

https://www.westdevon.gov.uk/article/6652/Coronavirus-information-and-advice

 

If you are aware of other useful information which we can add to this page, please email Jennie on enquiries@devoninsight.org.uk

Devon County Council

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Information from our Local Teams

Local communities have been amazing in responding to this current situation so quickly, with new initiatives springing up every day.

Our staff are in regular contact with a wide range of local agencies so that we can make sure people with sight loss get the support they need, so do give us a call on 01392 876666.

Here are some useful contact details for support in your area.

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