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The Canine & Feline Sector Group (CFSG) has produced a document for pet businesses and local authorities about how they can operate safely and legally during the Covid-19 outbreak. The document has been developed in conjunction with DEFRA and is subject to any later changes from Government relating to the emergency restrictions. The document can be found via the following link www.cfsg.org.uk/coronavirus.
The Kennel Club website provides further advice for dog owners and breeders.
The British Horse Society have provided advice for equestrian care.
Guidance for rescue and rehoming premises
Guidance for vets and shelters
The following types of businesses will now be covered under a single type of licence:
This will be known as an ‘Animal Activity Licence’ with new nationally set licence conditions.
If you have a licence under the old legislation it will continue to be valid until it is due to expire. You will then need to apply for a new licence under the new regulations.
If you have a registration under the Performing Animals (Regulation) Act 1925, it shall continue to be in force until 31st March 2019. You will then need to apply for a new licence under the new regulations.
Boarding for cats, Boarding for dogs, Home boarding dogs, Day care for dogs
Training animals for exhibition
Hiring out horses
Selling animals as pets
Animal Activity Licence Application
Guidance for Local Authorities
Animal Activities Licence Fees 2020
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