Update on Avian Influenza

12 April 2017

Defra has announced that all poultry in England are to be allowed outside from Thursday 13 April 2017.

However, all poultry keepers must continue to implement the enhanced bio-security measures introduced on 28th February. This includes minimising movement in and out of bird enclosures, cleaning footwear, keeping areas where birds live clean and tidy and feeding birds indoors.

Poultry keepers who are planning to let their birds outdoors on Thursday are strongly advised to take action now to minimise any residual contamination in outdoor areas by following the guidance on GOV.UK

Keepers with more than 500 birds must also continue to implement the additional measures

The ban on poultry gatherings announced on 20 December also remains in place until further notice.

Further details can be found on the Defra website