The recent outbreak of Covid-19 in the UK requires employers to consider how best they can protect their staff, customers and help in the reduction of spread of disease.

SPVS advice on Covid-19
Discuss and create a hygiene plan for your practice.  SPVS have created a powerpoint presentation to help you develop a control plan for your practice which you can access here.
Provide all staff with information on Covid-19 to ensure that they can reassure clients on areas of concern
Keep up to date with the Government Advice on control measures that should be adopted. Advice will be change regularly

This WHO is the global reference point for health issues. Click here for sound practical advice and leaflet downloads you can use in your practice to help prevent the spread of disease.

The BVA Coronavirus page provides a useful summation of where to go for Coronavirus advice which will be regularly updated. This includes links to many sites including the government site for Business advice to Employers.

Detailed information on Coronavirus
For those that require more specialist information the Centers for Disease and Prevention in the USA includes a detailed FAQ on the disease.

The New Coronavirus and Companion Animals – click here for Advice from WSAVA

Advice for employers and employees from ACAS.  Essential reading for practice managers which clearly explains the responsibilities we have to staff in terms of wider employment issues.