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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for animal owners

Published: 2 Oct 2020
Last updated: 11 Jan 2021 - see all updates

Advice for pet owners and livestock keepers on looking after the health and welfare of their animals during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice for animal owners
General precautions

General precautions to take with live animals or animal products

General hygiene measures should be applied, including regular handwashing with soap and water, or a sanitising product, after touching animals and animal products.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth until your hands have been thoroughly washed.

As per general good food safety practices, raw meat and dairy products should be handled with care. Meat from healthy livestock that is cooked thoroughly remains safe to eat.


First published: 2 Oct 2020 Last updated: 11 Jan 2021 -