COVID - 19

Coronavirus: recommendations, rules and policies for users

Because of current events around the coronavirus, life looks very different for all of us. This brings with it uncertainty. During this difficult period, our first and most important concern is the safety of our users. We want to make sure that you can continue to work safely on the site

To ensure this security, we encourage our users to follow the advice and rules of WHO and your governments as much as possible.
In addition, when purchasing and selling products, we recommend that you use services that allow you to make contactless transfers, such as transfer and digital payment via payment requests.

Of course, it is not always possible to send the product, so we will be happy to give you the following 5 tips when buying or selling Your product:

  • Share additional photos and ask questions in advance. As a seller, upload as many relevant photos as possible. Make the transfer as short as possible, for example, by getting additional information about the product in advance.
  • Make clear agreements in advance about the price and payment.
  • Keep an appropriate distance from each other: WHO recommends at least 1.5 meters.
  • Preferably place the item outside; clean smooth surfaces beforehand and disinfect if possible.
  • If possible, pay for purchases using contactless payment methods.


About caring for animals during quarantine

Can Covid-19 be transmitted to Pets?

A recent report of a dog testing positive for coronavirus in China has led to a new wave of panic and, unfortunately, mass rejections of dogs and cats. On March 13, 2020, the world health organization clarified that at the moment there is no evidence of infection of people with Pets or their symptoms of the disease.

Now WHO inclines to the version that the virus got into the dog's body from its sick owners, but it can neither transmit it further, nor get sick.

We recommend that you simply include your Pets in the family plan for preparing for the epidemic and follow the same precautions and hygiene with them as with people.

Moreover, the WHO website recommends that people with suspected coronavirus wear masks when communicating with Pets, because the main (and so far only confirmed) source of infection is human-to-human contact.

We do not yet know whether Pets can get sick with Covid-19, but it is worth taking care of them as well as the rest of the family. And, of course, the epidemic is not a reason to give up four-legged friends!

How do I prepare for unexpected situations?

  • purchase a sufficient supply of food;
  • prepare everything you need to quickly evacuate animals;
  • do timely vaccination of Pets;
  • buy collar with address and chipp.

The most important thing is to stock up on animal food in time. This is especially important for those whose Pets need a special diet or are used to food of a certain class and brand.

Grocery stores will be guaranteed to work, but not in all countries, pet food can be considered a necessity. Be sure to find out what common products can replace food without harm to the animal if it disappears from sale!

Keep a boxing, a drinking bowl, and a small supply of food handy. If you have to leave the house quickly with your pet, it should have its own "essential backpack". Collect it as if you are going to a picnic with your pet for the whole day. Put the animal's passport next to your documents. Make sure that all vaccinations were made on time. This can be very important if you have to move.

Be sure to buy your Pets collars or other ammunition with the address where your contacts will be indicated. It is better if it is a smart addressee with a QR code: this way it will be easier for those who find a lost animal to contact their family. If it is possible to implant a chip in Pets, it is also worth doing.

Is there a Covid-19 vaccine for animals?

No, there is currently no vaccine for animals against Covid - 19. At the same time, animals are actually vaccinated against some other strains of coronaviruses. These diseases are not transmitted to people, are carried by Pets easily and are mainly associated with stomach disorders. The animal coronavirus vaccine is not related to Covid-19.

How do I walk with my Pets during quarantine?

If your Pets are used to walking, do not give up on it. It is better if it is done by a young family member with a good immune system - still, the street remains a risk zone, even when there are few people on it.

It is better to walk a little in familiar places. Avoid contact of your pet with other people and animals: it is better to use a toy or exercise machine. ​This will give the animal a full emotional and physical load and replace a long walk.

WHO recommends limiting tactile contact with animals, especially those who walk on the street. Don't let your Pets bite or lick you, try not to stroke them too often and be sure to wash your hands afterwards

Despite photos of dogs walking around the Internet in special respirators, it is not necessary to put them on animals. The mask does not protect against infection (we remind you that there is no evidence that Pets can become infected or infect people). It is necessary to reduce the infectivity of an already ill person.

After walking the dog, it needs to wash its paws, and we recommend doing this with special shampoos for dogs or hypoallergenic baby soap. That will be enough. Antibacterial agents should not be used. After washing, it is necessary to wipe the animal's paws dry, so that there is no reason for the development of eczema or other skin diseases.