Posted by CPY (as ),
I have been in Antrim Area and Causeway Area hospitals at various different times this year and every time there have been staff members who don't seem to know how to behave around guide dogs, petting my GD without my consent when she is clearly in harness and working. Bad enough in normal times but to ignore social distancing in a pandemic is inexcusable. This distracts my dog which could have potentially dangerous implications for our safety, is distracting, annoying and disorientating for me. This happens pretty much everywhere we go, but NHS staff should know better.