Covid-19 Update – Ollie’s Petcare
Update 21st October:
Well, we’re closed again. The Irish government made an announcement on Monday night of level 5 lockdown for the entire country from tonight October 21st for 6 weeks until December 06th. Unfortunately we are not classed as an essential service in their eyes and have to close. We are looking into a section of the guidelines entitled ‘Animal Welfare & Related Services’ to see if we can open under this. I know other businesses are opening quoting this section, but until we have clarity on this in relation to dog walking in particular, we feel its safer to stay closed for us, our clients & the public.
We’ll keep you updated! Stay safe and we’ll see you all in December! (…hopefully sooner!)
Jonathan & gang!
Hi everyone! Hope you’re still keeping safe & well! =) We’ve finally had good news in the last government announcement there on Friday, with outdoor workers being allowed back to work from the 18th May!! This means we’ll be planning to start our dog walks again from this date!
We have to note this is subject to change between now and then if the government announce any updates or extensions to the restrictions; including reopening Phoenix Park to traffic; but fingers crossed everything goes to plan and we’ll be seeing you very soon on the 18th for dog walking!! =)
We will of course still be adhering to social distancing guidelines and hope you will help us with keeping to the following guides while we collect/drop off all dogs for walks & home boarding:
- We’ll be keeping a 2 metres distance between us & you during collection/drop offs and on walks.
This means we will not be entering your home and require clients to send dogs out to us when we call. If you can have your dog ready with their harness for when i arrive that would be great. I will be using my own leashes only going forward.
- We will be using hand sanitiser frequently during our walks & disinfecting leashes, towels etc.
We will be sanitising our hands before & after pick-ups as well during our walks and through our day as & when necessary.
- We will not be using gloves or face masks at this point.
The HSE’s advice at the moment is that these are not currently helpful or essential for the general public to use.
- We will also be trying to minimise our physical contact with your pets.
This is purely a precautionary measure. Although our pets cannot contract or pass Covid-19 on to humans directly, it is still possible to contract it indirectly via petting and rubbing your pet if they have been in contact with someone who has Covid-19.
I hope this all makes sense and I’m sure we can get through the coming weeks and months as easily and safely as possible. I’m aware it has been several weeks since I have last seen many of our clients or your pets. It’s quite a while, especially in our pets world, so if anything has changed in your situation during this time do let me know.
Finally, just a reminder for all our clients; the health & safety of you, your pets and of course myself is our main concern. If you have been in contact with anybody showing symptoms or diagnosed with of Covid 19 it is very important that you let us know as soon as possible so that we can take further precautions for our visits & walks.
Do stay safe and I can’t wait to see all those handsome faces again!
Regards & Woofs,
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