AVIAN INFLUENZA (BIRD FLU) PREVENTION ZONE
7 December 2016
Defra Update at 14.40 on 7th December 2016
DEFRA have released guidance in relation to Avian Influenza which includes a Prevention Zone
declaration for all poultry and captive birds. The Zone that covers the whole of England,
Scotland and Wales will remain in place for a period of 30 days – until 6th January 2017.
A DEFRA representative has advised that this requires the immediate and compulsory
confinement of pigeons within their lofts/housing. This is necessary to avoid contact with wild birds.
There are no restrictions on bird gatherings such as shows but it is stressed that it is
essential that good biosecurity is maintained and birds should be healthy before transporting.
Updates will also be posted on this website as and when received.
Further information can be found on this page of the gov.uk website.