To support the veterinary profession during the COVID-19 outbreak, we will be sharing updates and information to support vets and RVNs in practice as well as pet owners. Please see below a summary of what is included on each page to help you find the information that you’re looking for.

Government guidance and information may vary in different parts of the UK therefore please check country advice for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and also, for any local variations within each country.

In transitioning out of any lockdown, the phased timing for easing restrictions for different sectors will vary for each country depending on their selected criteria. The Institute of Government has produced an overview of the different approaches adopted by the four nations within the UK which is available here.

Specific information relevant to each country is as follows:

UK Guidance (spring 2021) is available here

England: ‘Our plan to rebuild: The UK Government’s Covid-19 recovery strategy’ (11/05/20) is available here

Updated information (spring 2021) is available here

Scotland: ‘Route map for moving out of lockdown’ (21/05/20) is available here

Updated information (spring 2021) is available here

Wales: ‘Unlocking our society and economy: continuing the conversation’ (15/05/20) (no longer available)

Updated information (spring 2021) is available here

Northern Ireland: ‘Executive approach to decision making’ (12/05/20) is available here

Updated information (spring 2021) (no longer available)

Veterinary practices working with clients on both sides of a country border will need to work under the legislation and guidance relevant to where the work is taking place.

Updated as of spring 2021