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Review risks of Covid-19 transmission from pets and revise guidance if necessary

Submitted by Michael Henry Popham on Saturday 19th September 2020

Published on Thursday 15th October 2020

Current status: Open

Open until: Thursday 15th April 2021

Current Signatures: 7
(count is updated approximately hourly)

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Covid ~ Covid-19 ~ Government ~ The Government ~ virus

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Review risks of Covid-19 transmission from pets and revise guidance if necessary

Petition Details

The Government should look into what risks the public faces from COVID-19 being transmitted to them by pets and provide swift appropriate policy, instructions or advice.

Additional Information

At this time, whilst there is little or no evidence that animals play a significant role in spreading the virus that causes COVID-19, it has been shown that this virus can spread from people to animals. Animals could be or become transmitters of it back to people. The Government should investigate the risks of this, and revise its Covid-19 guidance to pet owners and the public if necessary.


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