The Interior Ministry has clarified that visits to vets are subject to the same rules as those that apply for doctors.
Under tougher lockdown rules introduced earlier this week, members of the public are only allowed to send one SMS to leave the house under exception.
People over 65 are allowed to use the printed form or hand written statement, but everyone else must send a text request.
But, as in the case of most rules, there are exceptions.
Health Minister Constantinos Ioannou had clarified on the eve of the new rules coming into force that the ‘one a day’ rule does not apply for visits to the pharmacy or doctor, to give blood, to assist people who need care and to drive a soldier to the National Guard.
Today, the Interior Ministry went a step further, clarifying that vets were also included.
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Pet owners are also allowed to take their dogs for a walk near their house without sending an SMS.