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We are here to help you throughout the pandemic. In this section: 

Member guidance

Primary eye care providers are now familiar with managing COVID-19 related risks, and all have enhanced IPC measures in place.  

At this stage of the pandemic, we are therefore archiving our COVID-19 Response plan for primary eye care providers. This is because members will need to continue to maintain robust IPC measures but also respond to changing HSE and government guidance in the weeks and months ahead.

Members should continue to adhere to IPC guidance for healthcare settings and stay up to date by visiting our Covid news section and through our member newsletters. 

Videos and posters

Members have asked us to pool free resources from trusted sources so they can quickly find what they need.  We have done this below, including links to posters, videos and training material from trusted sources.

HSE handwashing video

Preventing the spread of infection for reception and non-clinical staff


Business support

The Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment has a range of COVID-19 support measures open to businesses.

Other useful resources


Originally published:  5 June 2020

Reviewed: September 2021

Next review date: 10 January 2022

Reference and notes

FODO Ireland published COVID-19 Response Plan, Meeting eye health needs and preventing vision impairments in primary eye care settings on 5 June, and then reissued this on 18 June in partnership with the Association of Optometrists Ireland. The 18 June update removed the restriction on NCT procedures following updated guidance from Ophthalmology and Optometry Colleges. The guidance was reviewed on 8 October and hyperlinks which had expired were updated. 

September 2021 update: At this stage of the pandemic we are not updating our guidance. Members should continue following IPC measures in place and stay up to date through our newsletter.