Updated: Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for people in England with animals

Monday, May 18, 2020

Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on looking after the welfare of animals during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This advice applies to England only.

You must stay alert and should follow the current coronavirus guidance at all times.

There is no evidence that:

  • coronavirus is circulating in pets or other animals in the UK
  • pets, other domestic animals or livestock can transmit the disease to humans

In line with general advice on coronavirus, you should wash your hands before and after being around or handling animals or their food.

There is no evidence that you need to wash your pets to control the spread of coronavirus. Never use household or commercial cleaning products, disinfectants or antibacterial wipes on pets.

...follow the link to read the updated Government advice in full on GOV.UK....