Like many other animal welfare organisations across the UK we are continually monitoring the advice from the Government, NHS and all relevant professional regarding COVID-19.   


The health and safety of our staff and visitors is our top priority. Currently we remain open to the general public and are following all of the official guidance and procedures regarding implementing additional hygiene and bio-security measures which includes hand sanitation points at both of our centres in Birmingham and Wolverhampton. 


We advise that if you have visited any foreign country in the last seven days, that you do not come into Birmingham Dogs Home for at least two weeks following your return and that you follow current advice from the UK Government.  We have adopted this position in light of the rapidly developing situation and the increasing number of countries outside of the UK that have been identified as high risk.


If you are currently boarding a dog with us and will be returning from abroad, please contact our reception team to discuss arrangements.  If you are in the process of making arrangements to rehome one of our dogs, a member of our rehoming team will be in touch to discuss arrangements.  Thank you for your understanding.


For your information, according to statements issued by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association on 29thFebruary and updated on 7th March 2020, currently there is no evidence that dogs can be infected with or spread COVID-19.  


This is a rapidly evolving situation and we will keep you updated on any changes to this position as we closely follow situation updates from the NHS, the Government and all other relevant professional bodies.


 


Giles Webber


Chief Executive


 


 

Posted: March 16, 2020