News

New Opening Hours

The Colchester Sight Centre will be open for appointments only from 3rd August. Appointments can be booked a minimum of 48 hours in advance. We will go through a short questionnaire on the phone when you call to book and on the day of the appointment. A maximum of two people will only be admitted when visiting and face masks must be worn.  Call 01206 548196 to book.

Appointment hours are as follows:

Monday to Friday

10.00 – 10.45

11.15 – 12.00

13.00- 13.45

14.15- 15.00

15.30- 16.15

Saturday

10.00 – 10.45

11.15 -12.00

Home Doorstep Visiting

If you can’t get to the Colchester Sight Centre, we are offering a home visiting service either on your doorstep or in your garden as long as it is accessible without going into your property. We can’t demonstrate the full range of equipment we have, but we can demonstrate smaller items as well as giving you advice and support. Just call us on 01206 548196 to arrange a visit.

 

Town Centre Guidelines

Town centres have now reopened as non essential shopping has returned. The majority are adopting ‘keep left’ guidance for social distancing along with the current 2 metre  guidance. If you plan on visiting your local town and you want to be certain of specific guidance, contact your local authority.

Mike Wray, the Business Improvement District Manager for Chelmsford advises:

“KEEP LEFT” will be used between the Shire Hall and Rayleigh Hi Fi in the High Street.

Same up Moulsham Street, to McCartney’s Estate agency

Same in Springfield Road, Metro Bank to crossing before Tesco.

Same in Tindal Street from COTE to H Samuel.

Sam Good, the Business Improvement District Manager for Colchester  has this information on Colchester Town Centre

Colchester town centre is now working to a ​keep left​ message, especially at pinch points across the town centre (Eld Lane, Bank Passage, St Marys bridge and Pelems Lane).

Social Distancing:
Essex Highways have extended selected pavements throughout the town to increase shared space. This includes St John Street and Head Street where one road lane has been closed.

Culver Square Shopping Centre has now introduced a one-way system, again following the keep left message. They have barriers through the middle of the centre demonstrating the one-way system. Culver Square security is also informing people where they can about the new layout.

Queuing:
Many businesses have now placed queuing vinyls on the floor outside their businesses.

find out more at the ​In Colchester website​.

Virtual Socials

During this difficult time where many of you may feel particularly isolated, we are keen to make sure you are ok. Whilst we are prevented from face to face contact, what we can offer is the opportunity to have a chat. If you are interested, please get in touch either by emailing services@essexsight.org.uk or ringing us on 01206 548196 and we will take your details and arrange to call you at a convenient time.