Statement on reopening from ABDO

In response to the Prime Minister’s statement on Monday 25 May regarding retail premises opening again on 15 June, ABDO Head of Policy Debbie McGill commented, “This is not relevant to optical practices as they are named as essential services within the definition of health and social care.  Optical practices continue to provide only essential/ urgent/ emergency eyecare at this stage.  We will advise of any updates as soon as the position changes.”

The ABDO Policy team is in continuing negotiations with governments for each nation and members will be updated as soon as any developments are confirmed with regard to opening of practices for services beyond essential, urgent and emergency eyecare.


Notes to Editors

  1. Media enquiries to Antonia Chitty
  2. ABDO represents over 6000 qualified dispensing opticians in the United Kingdom. Registered office, 199, Gloucester Terrace, London W2 6LD.