What you need to know
We are here to provide practical and emotional support and empower people who are blind, deafblind or have low vision to live the life they choose.
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.
New Zealand is now at Alert Level 2.
Information for Alert Level 2
- From Thursday 17 September 2020, offices will be open to employees, volunteers, member groups and the general public.
- Service delivery staff to use PPE (Personal Protection Equipment) and can conduct face-to-face service on our premises or in the community to support people who are blind or have low vision with extra health and safety protocols.
- At entry points there will be ways for you to sign in for contact tracing.
- Masks are mandatory on public transport.
- Extra hygiene measures.
In the meantime, check out our full Blind Low Vision NZ response plan.
- Mask wearing from a blind and low vision perspective.
- 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