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Joint statement on Prime Minister's press conference announcing new measures to tackle COVID-19

23 Mar 2020


We have issued a joint statement with the Royal College of Voluntary Surgeons (RCVS) following the Prime Minister's press briefing tonight on requiring people to stay at home and closing non-essential shops and community spaces:


“The RCVS and BVA are urgently seeking clarification from the Government. Current advice is that veterinary practices must reduce face-to-face contact immediately, switching to providing emergency care only, fulfilment of urgent prescriptions and maintaining the food supply chain.


“The RCVS is looking at revised guidance on the use of technology, which will be available tomorrow (Tuesday 24 March). Meanwhile for those of you wondering if you should go into work tomorrow or not, the message from the PM was travel to work is acceptable, providing it is absolutely necessary and if work cannot be done from home, but bear in mind general advice around limiting contact with other people.”


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