There is no evidence of dogs, cats or other pets in the UK catching coronavirus and there is nothing to suggest pets can pass the virus on to humans.
If you’re a dog owner who has coronavirus symptoms, ask someone who doesn’t live with you to walk your dog.
If you do not have symptoms of coronavirus and you’re walking your or somebody else’s dog:
– keep 2 metres away from other people and animals
– wash your hands before and after handling a dog
– pick up and drop off someone else’s dog at their door
If you’re a cat owner, you don’t need to change anything about the way you look after your cat. Remember to wash your hands before and after touching cats or other pets.
Read more information here: www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-advice-for-people-with-animals