Coronavirus Response

The health, safety and wellbeing of those whom we care for, and our colleagues is always our top priority.

We have robust policies in place to both prepare for and prevent the spread of infection of any kind, and we are employing these policies to deal with coronavirus. We are listening to, and responding to Scottish Government and Care Inspectorate direction and guidance. 

In this section you will find the latest updates on the steps Royal Blind and Scottish War Blinded are taking to safely care for those who need us most. 

Click the headings below for information relevant to our service areas:

The people we care for are amongst those most vulnerable at this time. We are working tirelessly to care for their health and well-being throughout this crisis.

Our staff have come up with amazing ways to keep our residents safe and happy. See the latest photos, videos and stories from the services on our blog and please consider donating to our urgent appeal.

Update - 16 April 2020

Royal Blind has always had robust policies in place to both prepare for and prevent the spread of any infection, and we are employing these policies to deal with coronavirus.

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Update - 9 April 2020

Royal Blind's Director of Services, Hawys Kilday, has spoken to RNIB Connect Radio to speak about how we are continuing to support our service users during the health crisis. 

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Update - 7 April 2020

Our full time residential and care services are continuing to operate. We are following Health Protection Scotland guidelines and ensuring our services are staffed at the appropriate levels despite higher than usual absence rates. 

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Update – 20 March 2020

On 14 March the Scottish Government issued advice to care home providers that residents should be subject to social distancing during the Coronavirus outbreak to reduce the risk to them as they are in the high risk category. As a result, we were advised that visits to care home facilities must be reduced to essential only and that residents should stay in their rooms where possible.

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