Face masks now required when entering vets practices in England

In England, from Saturday 8 August, members of the public must, by law, wear a face covering in veterinary practices, unless they are exempt for age, health, or equality reasons. Premises where face coverings are required are encouraged to take reasonable steps to promote compliance with the law and could refuse entry to anyone who does not have a valid exemption, however, there is not an expectation that veterinary practices should police the law, and you should be mindful that some people may not be able to wear a face covering for various reasons.

If you need to enter a veterinary practice at this time, the practice may contact you in advance and ask you to wear a cloth facial covering. They will discuss this with you during the triage and appointment booking process.