Given the Covid-19 outbreak and considering the risk to our Volunteers, Clients and Community we have asked our Branches and Volunteers to cancel any fundraising events due to take place during March. The welfare of our entire Community is our priority. We will assess other events as the situation develops.
Please be reassured that at present there is no confirmed case worldwide of a dog contracting Covid-19. As far as is known to date, service dogs cannot spread the virus by coughing, sneezing, etc. However, dogs can still spread the virus through contact (i.e. if someone infected had sneezed or touched your dog and you or someone else rubs them) and therefore we advise that you minimise the contact your service dog has with other people and follow best-practice HSE guidelines.
We can all maximise the effectiveness of these efforts by adhering to and carrying out all instructions related to the precautionary measures for hand-washing techniques.
We will provide continuing and relevant updates as they become available.
If you have any queries, or need advice specifically related to your service dog, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Our Community is the bedrock of Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind and, as things develop, we are sure our broad Community will come together to support our Clients and Volunteers through our collective friendship and values. During these uncertain times please follow our social media channels as we share stories and photos of our wonderful Community spirit: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter & LinkedIn.
Many thanks for your continuing support. #ChangingLives