HAREFIELD-based Dogs Trust West London is moving to appointment-only opening from 5pm on Friday (20).

The rehoming centre and tea rooms in Harvil Road will be closed to walk-in members of the public during this time.

The UK-wide charity is no longer taking charity goods at its centres or shops to limit unnecessary contact.

Dogs Trust West London has today announced temporary changes to its activities following Government advice to limit non-essential contact.

People who are due to collect their new pet will not be affected and can contact the centre by phone if they have any questions.

The charity is also postponing all non-essential community events and has suspended training classes, including those based at the rehoming centre, for the time being.

Adam Levy, regional manager at Dogs Trust, said: “We need to continue our essential work of caring for and rehoming as many dogs as we can in a way that aims to protect everyone involved in the process.