Advice from the RSPCA on Dog Walking during Covid-19

Dog walking

Guidance has been produced on this, see the link and we would strongly urge you to share this widely so that dog owners and all dog walkers (whether professional or not) are aware of it.

It sets out sensible measures to ensure dogs can still be exercised with precautions taken for them and people. For example, all walkers should keep dogs on leads at this time – to help ensure social distancing, and avoid owners coming into contact with one another should they have to go and retrieve their dog or in the event of an incident as well as potential veterinary visit. Importantly it outlines information for those wishingto support key workers or those who are self-isolating or shielding by taking their pets out for a walk.

Help and Guidance for Residents

The RSPCA has produced a poster that can be downloaded ( and filled in by members of the public who have pets/animals. The aim being they will approach family/friends/neighbours who can care for their pets if they are hospitalised. This poster should be displayed in a visible place, for example on the fridge, etc so that the emergency services can see plans have already been made for the animals. Please do share this with the public in your community to try and help ease the pressure on the Adult Social Care teams in finding boarding spaces for animals.

Stay Active with the home based programme from the Reach for Healt Centre, Daventry

The Reach for Health Centre, based in Daventry, are a charity dedicated to physical and mental health rehabilitation.  As with many organisations the charity has had to close its doors to the hundreds of people who otherwise would regularly attend the centre. The coaching team were determined to find ways to continue offering their support and providing a public service during this uncertain time. Covid-19 Reach for Help is an initiative they have formed which provides two services; Stay Active Programmes and a Tele-health Helpline.The Stay Active programmes are examples of home-based exercises, designed by the Centre’s coaching team. There are 12 programmes available and all 12 contain a seated and standing option, the aim being to help improve the physical and mental health of those who need to maintain a level of exercise due to short or long-term illness or those particularly vulnerable.Through the partnership between The Reach for Health Centre and the University of Northampton, a Tele-Health Helpline has been established. This service is being led by the Occupational Therapy Department at UON with help from volunteers from The Reach for Health centre.  There is a menu of options designed to offer help and support the wellbeing of those in need. Many may experience social isolation or difficulty adjusting to the new guidelines set by the government and this service will hopefully help to relieve these issues.For more information, please visit our website at and then select the ‘Covid-19 Reach for Help’ tab.The Tele-Health Helpline number is 01327 828260 (calls will be charged at local call rates)

Coronavirus support from Daventry District Council

Daventry District Council is working with a range of partner organisations to co-ordinate local efforts to get people the help they need during the coronavirus pandemic.

To find out more visit:

and also:

Your NEW community Support



We have formed with the aims to support the residents of the parish of Woodford Halse, Daventry, Northamptonshire to maintain a good quality of life and remain independent in their own homes if they so wish, through the provision of short-term help, self-help and friendship.

To establish and maintain a locally available and meaningful opportunity for residents to volunteer their time and energy in the local community.

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