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Emerging from Lockdown 3.0

The Road Ahead: 2021 Economic outlook + 
Spring Budget: Implications for the optical Sector

Imran Hakim, Gavin Rubello

With special guest, leading economist

Roger Martin-Fagg


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The purpose of this website is to create a repository of useful info from the many updates that we are bombarded with daily. It is purely to help in any decisions you are making for yourself, your teams and your business.

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Thank you to everyone who contributes any content for the greater good of the industry over the coming weeks.


Best Wishes to all of you and your families,



Luke Wren

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Latest INDUSTRY Updates & News

Latest Updates

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Eye care provision under new national restrictions 

Jan 5th 

Optometrists should continue to provide needs- and symptoms-led primary eye care under the new restrictions, in line with all other primary health services.

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covid update 
– sector news

Jan 5th

England and Scotland today join Northern Ireland and Wales in nationwide lockdowns. Here is an update about what we know at this stage.

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COVID-19 alert level: update from the UK Chief Medical Officers

jan 4th 

A joint statement from the UK Chief Medical Officers (CMOs) recommending that the UK COVID-19 alert level move from level 4 to level 5.


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nourishing our minds in challenging times

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Rishi Sunak 

The current chancellor of the ex-chequer

“We will get through this together. The British people may be worried but they are not daunted. We will rise to the challenge. People will return to work, supply chains will return to normal, life will return to normal. “


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