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In Focus: A return to normality?

The end of legal mandates has not led to the wholesale abandonment of virtual events and some practitioners remain uncomfortable with the idea of returning to conference halls.

SightCare, the membership organisation for independent optical practitioners, has announced its conference will become the first face-to-face optical event since the removal of restrictions. The event’s organisers said they had received ‘overwhelming support’ from their exhibitors who were ‘keen to be able to meet up with independent practice owners and their teams.’

With the easing of the remaining coronavirus-related lockdown restrictions on July 19, in-person industry events were officially allowed to go ahead again. As with mask wearing, however, the end of legal mandates has not led to the wholesale abandonment of virtual events and some practitioners remain uncomfortable with the idea of returning to conference halls.

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