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Awareness of visually-impaired and vulnerable shoppers

June 2, 2020 Comments Off on Awareness of visually-impaired and vulnerable shoppers

As many shops re-open, it’s especially important that we maintain the 2m social-distancing regulations. Many Islanders may be venturing out for the first time since lockdown, some being vulnerable or sight-impaired.

Many shoppers who are sight impaired may well find social distancing guidelines difficult to follow, especially if one way systems have been introduced in store or products have been moved.
If someone appears to be struggling to find an item perhaps you could direct them to the correct aisle or shelf, whilst keeping your distance.

There are lots of different types of sight loss and the image gives an impression of the kind of sight impairment associated with macular degeneration. Age-Related Macular Degeneration is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK.

Social distancing measures are likely to remain in place for some time to come. Your kindness and consideration will help everyone to manage.


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