Defra Approve Updated Guidance for Rehoming & Rescue Centres – November 2020

Following input from DEFRA and the CFSG an updated document has been produced to provide guidance for rescue, rehoming centres and organisations that are working in England during the second lockdown period of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

DOWNLOAD THE GUIDANCE HERE.

In accordance with Government guidance, companion animal rescue and rehoming organisations can remain open to provide for the ongoing needs of animals in their care. This document provides guidance for rescue, rehoming centres and organisations that are working during the Covid-19 crisis and in the context of Government restrictions in respect of social distancing and essential travel.

The Guidance is in four sections, covering:
• The admission (intake) of animals into a rescue environment
• The care of animals whilst in a rescue environment
Veterinary care of animals in a rescue environment or to be rehomed
• The rehoming (adoption) of animals, including temporary placement in a foster home (or equivalent).

We advise our members operating in or travelling to/from Scotland or Wales to check the advice from their relevant government – further information is available here for Scotland, and here for Wales.