YOUR PET IS PART OF YOUR FAMILY BUBBLE
You should definitely continue to use your pets as a source of entertainment and comfort, BUT if someone coughs into their hand and then strokes a dog, and then another person pats it and touch their face, this is a possible way of transferring infection.
Do not touch other people’s dogs and do not allow them to pat your’s.
Virus can enter through your nose or mouth, so do not have pets near your face and definitely do not kiss them or allow them to lick you.
Thoroughly wash hands before eating or touching your face, after touching your pet.
There is NO evidence that pets get sick with Covid-19. There is just an assumption that they could play a role in virus-transfer between people, like any inanimate object could. Therefore, if you are showing signs of Covid-19, try to have someone else care for your pet until you test negative.