GUIDANCE FOR ANIMAL RESCUE, REHOMING AND HANDOVERS IN WALES – FROM 22 MARCH 2021

Important Update:

As the Welsh Government continues to review the Covid-19 restrictions, the Animal Welfare Network for Wales has produced the following guidance documents for rescue and rehoming, animal related businesses and animal handovers.

As of Monday 22 March, animal rehoming can now take place by appointment, but only within Wales and as locally as is possible to prevent long journey times. Please ensure that when rehoming, a 2-metre distance is kept and rehome outdoors where possible. Further information regarding animal handovers can be found in the ‘Animal Handover’ guidance document.

Travel outside of Wales is not permitted unless for essential reasons, for example where animal welfare is likely to be significantly impacted – or for essential work reasons. From 12 April, travel between Wales and England will again be permitted for non-essential reasons.

From Monday April 12 Charity shops and other non-essential retail may also re-open in Wales.

Please find the guidance documents below, which are subject to change: