Statement regarding the changes of our services based on the latest advice on Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Press Release | 12/03/2020

Rebecca Barr, Director of Scottish War Blinded, said: “Due to the increase in confirmed cases of Covid-19 (coronavirus) in the UK and advice that older people or people with pre-existing health conditions should avoid large groups and crowds, we will temporarily be changing the way we can offer services to the people we support.

“These are preventative measures to prioritise the health of those whom we support.

“From Friday 13th March, our activity hubs, the Linburn Centre and Hawkhead Centre are suspending activities and visits from our members for the next four weeks in order to reduce the risk to them. The teams at the centres will be in regular contact with those who attend the centres. This suspension of services will be reviewed on a weekly basis and is subject to change.

“We have also decided to suspend all group activities such as our lunch groups, and any group activities, such as walking groups.

“Our teams will continue with regular scheduled visits to our members in their homes, as this is currently considered a low risk activity, and is vital for helping prevent social isolation and address any concerns our service users may have.

“These arrangements will reviewed regularly to enable us to best protect those we support whilst continuing to offer our services to the best of our teams’ abilities given these circumstances.”