News Online Covid 19 Course Launched For Pet Professionals



Online covid-19 course launched for pet professionals
20th May 2020

By Kare Pickwick

The Pet Industry Federation has launched an online covid-19 course for pet professionals designed to provide them with information about the virus and to help them operate their business safely now that the Government restrictions are gradually being eased.  

The Disease Control for Pet Professionals certificate has been developed by industry specialists tp help pet businesses meet the hygiene and social distancing protocols required as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

The course covers:

* Viruses and prevention care

* Risk assessments

* Health and safety at work

* Animal Welfare Act & environmental protection considerations

* Transporting animals and handover protocols

* Professional practice guidance for pet retailers, dog walkers, dog day care, kennels, home boarders and catteries.

Vicky Skinner, PIF’s head of education, explained: “This new course will help pet businesses keep themselves, their staff and their customers safe by providing knowledge and information about the virus, how it’s spread and what measures can be implemented in the workplace to lower the risk of transmission. It’s ideal for any pet professional who is looking for advice and guidance on how to provide a safe environment and a reassuring service to their customers.”

The course is free for PIF members and is £20 for non-members. 

Upon completion of the covid-19 course, candidates will be awarded a downloadable certificate to show their customers.

The course is accessible at: