Specsavers in Barrow will stay open for all eye and hearing needs throughout the current UK lockdown.

Under current government guidance, people are allowed to leave home to attend medical appointments, including eye and hearing tests, which are considered essential healthcare services.

If customers can’t leave home unaccompanied for an eye test, they can request a home visit from Specsavers instead.

Specsavers will also continue to offer its remote services for people who are self-isolating, vulnerable or unable to leave their home.

These services include, RemoteCare, Ask The Expert, remote tuning, e-commerce service and an online replacement service for lost or broken glasses.

Specsavers CEO John Perkins, said: “The safety and wellbeing of our customers and colleagues is paramount and, in line with NHS recommendations and Public Health guidance, we have numerous safety measures in place.”

These include restrictions on the number of customers allowed in store at any one time, social distancing, and bank card payments, where possible.

Specsavers’ colleagues use personal protective equipment (PPE) throughout the stores and frames are thoroughly sanitised before and after each use.

Customers are also asked to request an appointment in advance by phone or online through the Specsavers website to help manage social distancing and minimise time spent in store.