A webinar addressing what steps optical practices can take to manage patients and business during the coronavirus pandemic will take place on Thursday (March 26) at 9pm.

Hosted by Hakim Group CEO Imran Hakim, the 90 minute webinar follows the success of last week’s webinar, which was watched by 1000 industry professionals within 12 hours of being organised.

A statement posted by Hakim promoting the webinar said: ‘Things have moved on a rapid pace with unprecedented measures being taken by the treasury, NHS and the government.

‘There are common themes emerging and areas of concern that we share as a community, and as a follow up to help everyone navigate these, we have enlisted the help of our advisors as well as some of our industry friends to provide some clarity and assurance.’

The agenda includes discussion around furlough, government support packages, an update from the Local Optical Committee Support Unit and the health and wellbeing challenges of coronavirus.

To register for the webinar, visit the Stronger Together website, which has been set up in response to the pandemic as a platform for optical professionals to read about the latest updates. A forum has also been set up to share ideas and advice.