219. Assistance dogs.

219.     Assistance dogs.

The right of a disabled person to travel with an assistance dog is regulated by a variety of provisions.

The Equality Act 2010 makes it an offence for a driver of a taxi or the operator of a private hire vehicle to refuse to carry an assistance dog accompanying a disabled person unless the driver, or operator, has an exemption certificate or notice or exemption exempting him from this duty1.

The health requirements and applicable checks laid down in the Pets Regulation2 apply to the movement of assistance dogs travelling to a member state from another