Avian Flu Update

The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to bring in new measures to help protect poultry and captive birds. The new housing measures will come into force across the UK from 00:01 on Monday 29 November 2021 to protect poultry and captive birds from avian influenza following a number of confirmed cases across Great Britain in recent weeks. See the AIPZ section.

The declaration for the second premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire has been amended and the map reference and map have been updated.

Further testing has confirmed that the avian influenza strain in birds at the following premises as highly pathogenic (HPAI H5N1):

  • second premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire
  • second premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire
  • premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire

Following confirmation of the pathogenicity, the Temporary Control Zones have been revoked and replaced by 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone around each of the premises.

For details of the cases and the measures that apply in the disease control zones in England, see the avian influenza: cases and disease control zones in England guidance. You can also find out about licences for movements from disease control zones in force.

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