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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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INDUSTRY Updates & News

UK optical practices feel the business impact of COVID-19

Practice owners express business concerns as coronavirus outbreak develops

COVID-19 - updated guidance 


FODO Ireland and the AOI have today published an updated COVID-19 framework for primary eye care providers to help you complete your COVID-19 response plan. 

COVID-19 framework for primary eye care providers

FODO Ireland has today published a COVID-19 framework for primary eye care providers to help you complete your COVID-19 response plan. 


FODO member update 

New Covid-19 guidance and updates on furlough and SEISS

OFNC statement on COVID-19 Support  

The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee (OFNC) and its members...

FODO update on eye care provision

GOC and College issue advice.

FODO’s response to GOC and College statements 
Restarting GOS   

Hakim Group provides free guidance to independents during Covid-19 crisis

The support includes advice on the reopening of practices, and remains accessible as lockdown restriction ease

GOC update on Education

GOC statement on education provision during the COVID-19 emergency.

Support for GOS in England 

The Optometric Fees Negotiating Committee and its members are working closely with NHS England on supporting GOS contractors. 

COVID-19: government releases initial guidance

On their Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme

The Covid-19 news digest 


Just to bring you up to speed and simplify the overabundance of sector updates since Friday.  

FODO Member update


OFNC statement – resumption of GOS. New guidance: meeting the eye care needs of people at higher risk of Covid-19 
Sector responds to viral video 
Other news   

A week of milestones for many optical workers.

As English optometrists begin offering routine appointments, OT  catches up with staff about the highs and lows of returning to a new normal

COVID-19 Webinar

The Hakim Group is attempting to build an industry-wide network in order to better support independent practices during the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) situation.

Webinar - SightCare Question Time No3

As part of the #StrongerTogether initiative we are addressing some of the big issues facing our sector during and beyond this Covid-challenge.


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