Optometry Scotland update following First Minister’s announcement 4 Jan 2021

Optometry Scotland Update Following First Minister’s Announcement 4th January 2021

Following today’s announcement from the First Minister regarding enhanced lockdown measures from midnight tonight, Optometry Scotland are currently in discussion with Scottish Government Community Eyecare colleagues and will provide updates at the earliest opportunity.

In the meantime, in keeping with the Scottish Government’s Remobilisation of Primary Care, all practices should remain open and continue to provide services as per PCA(O)(2020)12 and with emergency and essential care being prioritised to those patients who are at greatest risk of detriment to sight or wellbeing.

In order to maintain practices as a safe working environment, maximum emphasis must remain on continuing to scrupulously adhere to all relevant infection prevention and control requirements, and ensure effective use of remote triage and consultations.

Optometry Scotland Executive Team

4th January 2021