Social Distancing

As we live with the Covid19 global pandemic, social distancing becomes part of daily life. NCBI’s social distancing campaign highlights how challenging social distancing can be for people who are blind or vision impaired. The campaign focuses on awareness of the general public about issues that may arise for those living with vision loss due to the Covid-19 restrictions.

Our campaign, being conducted through press releases, radio interviews, radio ads and podcasts, advises how the public can help.

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How the Public can help people abide by social Distancing



People should always afford a blind or vision impaired person the required two metres’ distance in all circumstances.


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People should make their presence known verbally before offering assistance, which many blind and vision impaired people will welcome.


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People should never just grab someone who is blind or vision impaired in the belief that they are being helpful.


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When queuing outside shops, people should be careful not to block the path of someone who is blind or vision impaired.