What you need to know
We are here to provide practical and emotional support for people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision.
Blind Low Vision NZ has been classed as an essential service and we can continue to provide a vital role in the disability sector for Kiwis living with sight loss to keep doing the things they need and want to do in life.
The health and safety of our community is our number one priority and at Alert Level 2 beginning 14 May, our offices will be open to employees only. Service delivery staff will be trained in the use of PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and we can conduct face-to-face service to support people who are blind or have low vision with extra health and safety protocols in place.
Blind and low vision organisations across New Zealand are uniting against COVID-19 and working collaboratively to reach Kiwis living with sight loss in these unprecedented times.
We know many people who are blind, deafblind, or low vision have limited or no access to technology so it is critical for us, and the organisations we work with, to check-in on the health and wellbeing of our clients and members who maybe feeling more isolated at this time.
We are here to support all Kiwis living with sight loss and if that applies to you, please know that you are not alone. Call us on 0800 24 33 33 or email email@example.com
- Find out how we are going to operate at the different alert levels
- Tips for navigating COVID-19 from a blind and low vision perspective.
- Blind and low vision organisations across New Zealand have united against COVID-19 – read our collective statement.
- Keep up to date with the latest developments on the COVID-19 government page.
- Information for people with disabilities from the Ministry of Health.
- COVID-19 and Blind Low Vision NZ Guide Dogs FAQs