Written answers

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

Photo of Martin HeydonMartin Heydon (Kildare South, Fine Gael)
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779. To ask the Minister for Health if additional guidance is available with regard to social distancing for those with low sight or who are visually impaired or blind; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [6681/20]

Photo of Simon HarrisSimon Harris (Wicklow, Fine Gael)
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The National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI) established a National Helpline (1850 33 43 53) to provide support, advice and information to blind or vision impaired people during the Covid-19 pandemic.

I understand that the NCBI is currently developing guidance for employers as to what measures might be taken to facilitate blind or vision impaired employees.

My Department will continue to work with the NCBI to support blind or vision impaired people to comply with public health advice and protect themselves and others from COVID-19.

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