In light of this, we believe that from Monday 15 June, optometry practices in England can move into the amber phase. This is described in the first column of our amber phase guidance table
Patient care can be provided on a needs- and symptoms-led basis, while still prioritising essential and urgent cases.
However, all practices should bear in mind that we are still in a period of sustained COVID-19 transmission. All optometrists will need to continue to follow College guidance
on social distancing, adapting practice, observing hygiene control measures and wearing PPE to ensure practices are safe and the public can have the trust and confidence they need in order to be comfortable to access eye care.
Please refer to our updated COVID-19 FAQs
for more information on transitioning into the amber phase.