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England begins second lockdown, here are the rules for walking dogs

England begins second lockdown, here are the rules for walking dogs

England entered its second lockdown today in an aim to slow down rising Covid-19 cases across the UK. The lockdown includes new restrictions that extend until 2 December 2020 when the lockdown is lifted. But until then the UK government says you must: Stay at home, except for specific purposes Avoid meeting people you do not live with, except for specific purposes Close certain businesses and venues But what does this mean for those of us with dogs? According to…

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UK extends lockdown by 3 weeks, have the rules changed for walking your dog?

UK extends lockdown by 3 weeks, have the rules changed for walking your dog?

The UK government announced yesterday that it would extend its current nationwide lockdown measures by at least another three weeks. In a statement Foreign Secretary Dominic Raab said the advice from the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) is that relaxing any of the measures currently in place would risk damage to both public health and the economy. So have the rules changed from the previous Covid-19 lockdown measures? According to the UK government guidelines on social distancing it appears…

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Can I walk my dog during UK lockdown? Rules for dogs explained

Can I walk my dog during UK lockdown? Rules for dogs explained

The UK announced a nationwide lockdown on Monday to fight the spread of the coronavirus. The lockdown means people must not leave their homes unless it’s for ‘absolutely necessary’ reasons. So do those absolutely necessary reasons include walking your dog? According to government guidelines You should only leave the house for one of four reasons: Shopping for basic necessities, for example food and medicine, which must be as infrequent as possible. One form of exercise a day, for example a…

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