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Bird flu (avian influenza): latest situation in England

Find out about the latest bird flu situation in England and guidance for bird keepers and the public.

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Latest situation

Take action to prevent bird flu and stop it spreading and be vigilant for signs of disease to keep your birds safe.

In the United Kingdom, the following number of cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) have been confirmed since 1 October 2023: 

  • 4 cases in England (298 since October 2021) 
  • 2 cases in Scotland (51 since October 2021) 
  • 0 cases in Wales (15 since October 2021) 
  • 0 cases in Northern Ireland (7 since October 2021)

There was one confirmed case of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H7N3. This case was confirmed in Scotland on 20 March 2023.

Update 16 February

Following changes to the poultry gatherings general licence in Wales, Galliforme birds from premises located in Wales can now attend poultry gatherings in England, provided they and the gathering follow and meet all the requirements of the poultry gathering general licence for England.

Galliforme birds from premises located in Scotland have been permitted to attend Galliforme gatherings in England since the 5 February 2024.

Galliforme birds include chickens, turkeys, pheasants, partridge, quail and guinea fowl.

Go to guidance on holding a bird gathering for further information.

Update 14 February

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 14 February 2024 at a premises near Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire, Yorkshire (AIV 2024/01). A 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises.

Check if you’re in a bird flu disease zone on the map.

If you’re in a bird flu disease control zone you must follow the rules for that zone and check if you need a licence to move poultry, poultry by-products, eggs, material or mammals.

Practicing good biosecurity at all times protects the health and welfare of your birds and for commercial keepers will help protect your business from HPAI and other diseases.

All bird flu cases and disease control zones

Find details of all bird flu cases and disease zones in England.

Find details of bird flu cases in Scotland, cases in Wales and cases in Northern Ireland.

Bird flu guidance

Find out how to:

Find out when game birds are kept or wild and the rules you need to follow if you keep, release or catch them up.

You can read guidance about:

Bird gatherings

From 23 August 2023 gatherings of galliforme poultry and galliforme birds including gatherings of chickens, turkeys, pheasants, partridge, quail and guinea fowl are permitted. You need to follow the requirements of the poultry gathering general licence and notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) at least 7 days before the event.

Gatherings of anseriforme poultry and anseriforme birds including ducks, geese and swans are not permitted.

These changes only apply to gatherings of galliforme poultry and galliforme birds held in England. Galliforme birds from premises located Scotland are permitted to attend galliforme gatherings in England from 5 February 2024. Galliforme birds from premises located in Wales are not permitted to attend galliforme gatherings in England.

Galliforme birds from premises located Wales are permitted to attend galliforme gatherings in England from 16 February 2024.

You can read the risk assessment on the likelihood of spread of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 associated with bird fairs, shows, markets, sales and other gatherings.

Vaccines

You cannot vaccinate poultry or most captive birds against bird flu in England.

You can only vaccinate zoo birds in England if you meet eligibility criteria and get authorisation from APHA. Only zoos or collections holding a current zoo licence can apply for vaccination.

Defra continues to invest in bird flu research and monitors the situation globally.

We work with the Veterinary Medicines Directorate (VMD) to monitor the development of vaccines for birds.

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Bird keepers must maintain scrupulous biosecurity standards as housing measures set to be lifted.

Risk levels and outbreak assessments

The risk of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in wild birds in Great Britain is assessed as medium (event occurs regularly).

The risk of poultry exposure to HPAI H5 in Great Britain is assessed as:

  • low (event is rare but does occur) (with medium uncertainty) where there are substantial biosecurity breaches and poor biosecurity
  • low (event is rare but does occur) (with low uncertainty) where good biosecurity is applied

Find details of the evidence that supported these decisions in the:

The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) advise that bird flu is primarily a disease of birds and the risk to the general public’s health is very low.

The Food Standards Agency (FSA) has said bird flu poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers. Properly cooked poultry and poultry products, including eggs, are safe to eat.

Wild birds

Find out how to report dead wild birds.

Defra has set out practical information to support land managers, the public and ornithological and environmental organisations in their response to the growing threat of bird flu.

The mitigation strategy for avian influenza in wild birds in England and Wales explains how these groups, together with the government and its delivery partners, can reduce the impact on wild bird populations whilst protecting public health, the wider environment and the rural economy.

Landowners, local authorities and other organisations can download and print bird flu posters to display on site when there is a risk of bird flu or if bird flu has been detected in the area.

Check the:

You can find out more about:

Feeding wild birds

You can feed wild birds but always wash your hands with soap and water afterwards. Avoid areas that have premises where poultry or captive birds are kept. Wild birds can spread bird flu to captive birds.

If you’re in an avian influenza prevention zone (AIPZ) you cannot feed wild gamebirds within 500m of a premises with more than 500 poultry or captive birds. Check if you’re in a zone on the bird flu zone map and find out more in the guidance on rules if you keep game birds.

If you feed wild birds in your garden, read advice from the British Trust for Ornithology (BTO) to keep feeders and water baths clean. This will help to stop bird flu and other diseases spreading between different birds.

The UK Health Security Agency has said that the risk to the public from this bird flu strain is very low. It mainly affects birds.

Do not touch or move any dead or sick wild birds – find out how to report them.

Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water if you touch wild bird faeces or feathers. For more advice go to the NHS website.

Wild mammals

Avian influenza (bird flu) viruses can also infect mammals.

Find out how we monitor the risk of  avian influenza infection in  wild mammals.

Our interactive map shows findings of influenza of avian origin in wild mammals in Great Britain.

Influenza of avian origin in mammals is notifiable in both wild and kept mammals. 

You must report it immediately if you examine or inspect any wild or kept mammal, or analyse samples from any wild or kept mammal or mammal carcase and: 

  • suspect the presence of influenza of avian origin 
  • detect evidence of influenza A virus or antibodies to influenza A virus 

Report it immediately by calling: 

  • 03000 200 301 if you’re in England 
  • 03003 038 268 if you’re in Wales 
  • your local Field Services Office if you’re in Scotland 

If you do not report it, you’re breaking the law.

Bird flu webinars

Whether you have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock, the avian influenza ‘stop the spread’ webinars explain what you can do to protect your birds.

Defra policies and contingency plans

Defra controls cases of bird flu by following the:

Bird flu legislation

The legislation in England includes:

For Scotland go to the Scottish Government website.

For Wales go to the Welsh Government website.

For Northern Ireland go to the DAERA-NI website.

Image on this page shows a group of ducks flying. Credit: Jari Hytönen.

Published 4 November 2022
Last updated 16 February 2024 + show all updates
  1. Updated the latest situation. Galliforme birds from premises located in Wales can now attend poultry gatherings in England, provided they and the gathering follow and meet all the requirements of the poultry gathering general licence for England.

  2. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 14 February 2024 at a premises near Hutton Cranswick, East Yorkshire, Yorkshire (AIV 2024/01). A 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises.

  3. Updated guidance on bird gatherings. The general licence for poultry gatherings in England has been amended. Galliforme poultry kept at registered premises in Scotland can attend shows and gatherings held in England from 5 February 2024.

  4. Updated the uncertainty associated with the risk of poultry exposure to HPAI H5 in Great Britain. The risk is assessed as low (event is rare but does occur) (with medium uncertainty) where there are substantial biosecurity breaches and poor biosecurity.

  5. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 27 November 2023 at a premises near Wooler, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland (AIV 2023/57). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone was revoked on 2 January 2024. 1 January update: Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 29 November 2023 at a premises near Cranbrook, East Devon, Devon (AIV 2023/58). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone was revoked on 1 January 2024. Added a link in the Bird flu legislation section to The Exotic Disease (Amendment) (England) Order 2023. The legislation (among others) amends the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (England) (No.2) Order 2006. The main changes relate to the management of influenza of avian origin in mammals.

  6. Update 28 December: Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 29 November 2023 at a premises near Cranbrook, East Devon, Devon (AIV 2023/58).  Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  7. Updated the latest situation section. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 27 November 2023 at a premises near Wooler, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland (AIV 2023/57).  Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  8. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 9 November 2023 at a premises near Donington, South Holland, Lincolnshire (AIV 2023/55).  Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked.

  9. Updated the uncertainty associated with the risk of poultry exposure to HPAI H5 in Great Britain. The risk is assessed as low (event is rare but does occur) (with high uncertainty) where there are substantial biosecurity breaches and poor biosecurity.

  10. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 9 November 2023 at a premises near Donington, South Holland, Lincolnshire (AIV 2023/55). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km protection zone has been lifted and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  11. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 29 November 2023 at a premises near Cranbrook, East Devon, Devon (AIV 2023/58). A 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises.

  12. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 27 November 2023 at a premises near Wooler, Berwick-Upon-Tweed, Northumberland. A 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises.

  13. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 9 November 2023 at a premises near Donington, South Holland, Lincolnshire (AIV 2023/55). A 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises.

  14. Following a reduction in the number of findings of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in wild birds the risk of HPAI H5 in wild birds has been reduced from high (event occurs very often) to medium (event occurs regularly). The risk of HPAI H5 remains low (event is rare but does occur) in poultry.

  15. Updated the latest situation section with current case numbers.

  16. We have today launched a new interactive map of reported wild bird mortality and findings of avian influenza virus (bird flu) in wild birds and wild mammals. We have also launched a new interactive dashboard allowing you to explore findings of avian influenza in wild birds from the Animal and Plant Health Agency’s (APHA) surveillance programme.

  17. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 8 September 2023 at a premises near Warrington, South Warrington, Cheshire (AIV 2023/49). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been lifted.

  18. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 7 September 2023 at a premises near Uttoxeter, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire (AIV 2023/48). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been lifted.

  19. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 8 September 2023 at a premises near Warrington, South Warrington, Cheshire (AIV 2023/49). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km protection zone has been lifted and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  20. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 7 September 2023 at a premises near Uttoxeter, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire (AIV 2023/48). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km protection zone has been lifted and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  21. Updated the number of cases in Scotland to 38.

  22. Updated the number of cases in Scotland to 37.

  23. Updated the number of cases in Scotland to 35.

  24. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 8 September 2023 at a premises near Warrington, South Warrington, Cheshire (AIV 2023/49). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone has been declared around the premises.

  25. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 7 September 2023 at a premises near Uttoxeter, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire (AIV 2023/48). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone has been declared around the premises.

  26. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 20 July 2023 at a premises near Elham, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent (AIV 2023/37). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the surveillance zone has been revoked.

  27. Updated the latest situation. From 23 August 2023 gatherings of galliforme poultry and galliforme birds are permitted. You must follow and meet the conditions of the general licences and notify APHA of the event.

  28. Updated the number of cases in Scotland to 32.

  29. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 20 July 2023 at a premises near Elham, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent (AIV 2023/37). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km protection zone has been lifted and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  30. Updated the number of cases in Scotland to 31.

  31. Updated the number of cases in Scotland from 27 to 30. Added a link under the guidance section to information about keeping other pets safe from bird flu.

  32. Updated the number of cases in Scotland from 24 to 27.

  33. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 2 July 2023 at a premises near Bootle, Copeland, Cumbria (AIV 2023/34). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked.

  34. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 2 July 2023 at a premises near Bootle, Copeland, Cumbria (AIV 2023/34). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km protection zone has been lifted and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  35. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 30 June 2023 at a premises near Angmering, Arun, West Sussex (AIV 2023/33). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked.

  36. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 20 July 2023 at a premises near Elham, Folkestone and Hythe, Kent (AIV 2023/37). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone has been declared around the premises.

  37. We've updated the number of avian influenza cases in Scotland since 1 October 2022 to 24 cases.

  38. We've updated the number of avian influenza cases in Scotland since 1 October 2022 to 23 cases.

  39. The risk of avian influenza for all poultry has reduced to low (meaning the event is rare but does occur) and the avian influenza prevention zones (AIPZ) for poultry and captive birds in England, Wales and Scotland have been lifted from midday on 4 July 2023.

  40. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Bootle, Copeland, Cumbria. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises.

  41. Updated 30 June 2023: Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 30 June 2023 at a premises near Angmering, Arun, West Sussex (AIV 2023/33). A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been declared around the premises.

  42. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at the following: • premises near Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire (AIV 2023/29) • second premises near Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire (AIV 2023/31) Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 10km surveillance zones around both premises have been revoked.

  43. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 18 May 2023 at a premises near Uckfield, Wealden, East Sussex (AIV 2023/30). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked.

  44. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at the following: - premises near Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire (AIV 2023/29) - second premises near Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire (AIV 2023/31) Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the zones becomes part of the surveillance zone around both premises.

  45. Updated the latest situation with an update for case AIV 2023/30. The 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed that zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  46. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 23 April 2023 at a premises near Montgomery, Powys, Wales (AIV 2023/23). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the part of the 10km surveillance zone that extends into England has been revoked.

  47. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has now been lifted from a premises near Cantley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire (AIV 2023/28).

  48. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 29 April 2023 at a premises near Cantley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire (AIV 2023/28). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10 km surveillance zone around this premises.

  49. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a second premises near Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire (AIV 2023/31). A 3km protection zone and a 10 km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises.

  50. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3 km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked for a premises near Ringstead, North Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire (AIV 2023/27).

  51. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 18 May 2023 in commercial poultry at a premises near Uckfield, Wealden, East Sussex (AIV 2023/30). A 3km protection zone and a 10 km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises.

  52. The Chief Veterinary Officer for Wales confirmed the presence of highly pathogenic avian influenza at a premises near Montgomery, Powys, Wales (AIV 2023/25) on 23 April 2023. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km protection zone in Wales has ended and the area that formed the zone becomes a surveillance zone. The part of the surveillance zone that extends into England remains in force.

  53. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone around a premises near Newton Abbot, Teignbridge, Devon (AIV 2023/22) has been revoked.

  54. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 16 May 2023 in commercial poultry at a premises near Scunthorpe, North Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire (AIV 2023/29). A 3km protection zone and a 10 km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance within the zone, the residual surveillance zone associated with a premises near Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire (AIV 2022/139) has been revoked. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 10km surveillance zone around the premises near Leven, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire (AIV 2023/24) has been revoked.

  55. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone surrounding a premises near Leominster, North Herefordshire, Herefordshire (AIV2023/04) has been revoked.

  56. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone for the premises near Leven, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire (AIV 2023/24).

  57. Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance in the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the premises near Southwaite, Eden, Cumbria (AIV 2023/20).

  58. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 29 April 2023 at a premises near Ringstead, North Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire (AIV 2023/27). A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been declared around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 29 April 2023 at a premises near Cantley, Doncaster, South Yorkshire (AIV 2023/28). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone surrounding a second premises near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Eden, Cumbria (AIV 2023/19) has been revoked.

  59. To support the Notifiable Avian Disease Control Strategy for Great Britain and the Mitigation Strategy for Avian Influenza in Wild Birds in England and Wales, new guidance on case definitions, diagnostic testing and reporting obligations for avian influenza and influenza of avian origin have been published by Defra, Welsh Government and Scottish Government. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone the 10km Surveillance Zone surrounding the premises near Woodhall Spa, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire (AIV 2022/148) has been revoked. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone surrounding the premises near Metheringham, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire (AIV 2022/187) has been revoked. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked surrounding the premises near Ruskington, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire (AIV 2022/211).

  60. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3 km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked for a premises near Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire (AIV 2022/223).

  61. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3 km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for a premises near Thetford, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2023/18).

  62. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance, the 3 km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked for a premises near Bakewell, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire.

  63. Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Montgomery, Powys, Wales on 23 April 2023 (AIV2023/25). All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. This premises is in Wales but the disease control zone extends into England. A surveillance zone in England has been declared for the portion of the 10km surveillance zone surrounding the premises which extends into England. See the Welsh Government website for details of the protection zone and surveillance zone in Wales. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10 km Surveillance Zone surrounding the premises near Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire (AIV2022/229) has been revoked.

  64. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 10km surveillance zones have been revoked at a third premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, a fourth premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire and at a premises near North Thoresby, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

  65. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3 km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked for a premises near Horley, Reigate and Banstead, Surrey (AIV 2022/233).

  66. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3 km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked for twelfth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/124). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following locations: - fifth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/91) - premises near Long Stratton, South Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/142) - premises near Diss, South Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV2022/232) - second premises near Diss, South Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV2022/238) Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3 km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following locations: - premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/75) - second premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/82) - third premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/86) - fourth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/87) - sixth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/94) - seventh premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/102) - eighth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/105) - ninth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/110) - tenth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/111) - eleventh premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/116) - second premises near Wymondham, Norfolk (AIV 2022/121) - premises near Hingham, Norfolk (AIV 2022/122) - third premises near Wymondham, Norfolk (AIV 2022/129) - third premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/133) - fourth premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/136) - fourth premises near Wymondham, South Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/138) - thirteenth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/143) - seventh premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/153) - fourteenth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/164) - fifteenth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/179) - fifth premises near Wymondham, South Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/193)

  67. Update 18 April: Mandatory housing measures for poultry and captive birds, which were introduced across England to help stop the spread of bird flu, will be lifted from 00:01 on Tuesday 18 April 2023. The avian influenza prevention zone (AIPZ) with mandatory biosecurity requirements remains in force.

  68. Update 17 April: Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3 km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for a premises near Thorpe Culvert, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire (AIV 2022/206).

  69. Update 15 April: Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following locations: • a premises near Much Marcle, North Herefordshire, Herefordshire (AIV 2022/227) • a premises near Wheaton Aston, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire (AIV 2022/210)

  70. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 13 April 2023 at a premises near Leven, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire (AIV 2023/24). A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises.

  71. Updated the latest situation section. Added updates about several cases in England and information about lifting mandatory housing measures on 18 April 2023.

  72. Updated the latest situation with information about 2 cases in England.

  73. Updated the latest situation section with information about several cases in England.

  74. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following: - premises near Holt, North Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/65) - second premises near Holt, North Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/106) - second premises near Fakenham, North Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/186) - third premises near Fakenham, North Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV2023/01) - near Wells-next-the-sea, North Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2023/06) Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the surveillance zone has been revoked for a premises near Cromer, North Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2023/07).

  75. Updated the latest situation with information about several cases in England.

  76. Update 4 April: The risk of poultry exposure to highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 in Great Britain has been reduced from high to medium. It remains assessed as low (event is rare but does occur) (with high uncertainty) where good biosecurity is applied. The risk of HPAI H5 in wild birds in Great Britain remains assessed as high (the event occurs very often).

  77. Update 2 April: Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for a premises near Bromsgrove, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire (AIV 2022/217).

  78. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following: • near Hatton, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire (AIV 2022/192) • near Doveridge, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire (AIV 2022/200) • near Brailsford, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire (AIV 2022/209) Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked for a premises near Highclere, Basingstoke & Deane, Hampshire (AIV 2022/222).

  79. Updated the latest situation section. Updated the case numbers for England, and changes to various other confirmed cases in England.

  80. Updated the latest situation section with: * a case update for a premises near Long Stratton, South Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/142) * a link to the updated mitigation strategy for avian influenza in wild birds in England and Wales

  81. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone for a premises near Hatton, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire (AIV 2022/192). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked for the following: - a premises near Boston, Lincolnshire (AIV 2022/176) - a premises near Sleaford, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire (AIV 2022/113)

  82. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone for a premises near Wells-next-the-sea, North Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2023/06).

  83. Update 26 March: Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone for a premises near Holt, North Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/106).

  84. Update 25 March: Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for a premises near Langwathby, Eden, Cumbria (AIV 2023/02).

  85. Updated the latest situation with information about bird flu risk levels for poultry and wild birds.

  86. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection becomes part of the surveillance zone for a premises near Brailsford, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire (AIV 2022/209).

  87. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for a premises near Berkswell, Solihull, West Midlands (AIV 2022/198). A case of low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) H7N3 was confirmed in Scotland on 20 March 2023.

  88. Update 19 March: Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked for a premises near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Eden, Cumbria (AIV2023/15).

  89. Update 18 March: Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone for a premises near Doveridge, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire (AIV 2022/200).

  90. Updated the 'Latest situation' section with information about an update to case number 2022/202. Updated the 'Risk levels and outbreak assessments' section with a link to 'findings of bird flu in captive mammals'.

  91. Updated the latest situation with updates for 5 cases in England.

  92. Update 15 March: Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked for the premises near Lancaster, Lancaster, Lancashire (AIV 2022/181). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the premises near Leyburn, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire (AIV 2022/207).

  93. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following: - premises near Leyland, South Ribble, Lancashire (AIV 2022/140) - second premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire (AIV 2022/163) - third premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire (AIV 2022/166) - fourth premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire (AIV 2022/168) - fifth premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire (AIV 2022/173) Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked for the following: - premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire (AIV 2022/161)

  94. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone for a second premises near Kirkham, Fylde, Lancashire (AIV 2022/182).

  95. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following: near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV2022/225) and second premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/226).

  96. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following: near Somersham, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (AIV 2022/172). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone for the following: near North Thoresby, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire (AIV 2022/174).

  97. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 10 March 2023 at a premises near Southwaite, Eden, Cumbria (AIV2023/20). A 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been put in place around the premises. All poultry will be humanely culled. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following: - premises near Heybridge, Maldon, Essex (AIV 2022/68) - premises near Kelvedon, Braintree, Essex (AIV 2022/93) - second premises near Heybridge, Maldon, Essex (AIV 2022/98) - third premises near Heybridge, Maldon, Essex (AIV 2022/99) - premises near Witham, Braintree, Essex (AIV 2022/100) - second premises near Kelvedon, Braintree, Essex (AIV 2022/117) Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked for the following: - premises near Fakenham, Norfolk (AIV 2022/125) Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km surveillance zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following: - premises near Billingshurst, Horsham, West Sussex (AIV 2022/135)

  98. Updated the latest situation with changes to disease control zones in Dorset and North Yorkshire.

  99. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone for a premises near Pickering, Ryedale, North Yorkshire (AIV 2022/230).

  100. Updated the latest situation with changes to several disease control zones in Norfolk.

  101. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10 km surveillance zone for the following: • a second premises near Easingwold, Hambleton, North Yorkshire (AIV 2022/215). • a premises near Diss, South Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/232). • a second premises near Diss, South Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/238). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked at a premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/220).

  102. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone for the following: a second premises near Easingwold, Hambleton, North Yorkshire (AIV 2022/215). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked for the following: a premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/220).

  103. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 21 October 2022 at a premises near Halesworth, East Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/145). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 3 November 2022 at a second premises near Halesworth, East Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/180). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 13 November 2022 at a third premises near Halesworth, East Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/199). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 29 October 2022 at a premises near Saxmundham, East Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/165). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  104. Updated the latest situation. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the area around the following premises becomes part of the 10km Surveillance Zone: - near Somersham, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire (AIV 2022/172)

  105. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone surrounding the following premises have been revoked: premises near Bishops Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire (AIV 2022/236)

  106. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry and other captive birds on 21 November 2022 at a premises near Barnard Castle, County Durham, Durham (AIV 2022/213). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 1 November 2022 at a premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire (AIV 2022/175). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 31 October 2022 at a premises near March, Fenland, Cambridgeshire (AIV 2022/171). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked.

  107. Guidance updated to say "You can feed wild birds but always wash your hands with soap and water afterwards."

  108. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 27 October 2022 at a premises near Waltham on the Wolds, Melton, Leicestershire (AIV 2022/162). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 8 December 2022 at a premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV2022/225). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 11 December 2022 at a second premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/226). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone.

  109. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 23 February 2023 at a second premises near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Eden, Cumbria (AIV2023/19). A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been put in place around the premises. The birds will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 2 November 2022 at a premises near Boston, Boston, Lincolnshire (AIV 2022/176). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km Surveillance Zone. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 22 November 2022 at a premises near Napton on the Hill, Kenilworth and Southam, Warwickshire (AIV 2022/214). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.

  110. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry on 22 October 2022 at a premises near Aylsham, Broadland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/147). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone.

  111. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 21 February 2023 at a premises near Thetford, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2023/18). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises.

  112. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry and other captive birds on 21 November 2022 at a premises near Barnard Castle, County Durham, Durham (AIV 2022/213). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone.

  113. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 18 November 2022 at a premises near Leyburn, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire (AIV 2022/207). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone.

  114. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 10km surveillance zone surrounding each of the following premises have been revoked: premises near Hadleigh, Babergh, Suffolk (AIV 2022/80); second premises near Hadleigh, Babergh, Suffolk (AIV 2022/89) and premises near Needham Market, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV2022/127).

  115. Updated the latest situation. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 27 October 2022 at a premises near Waltham on the Wolds, Melton, Leicestershire (AIV 2022/162). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone.

  116. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 10 November 2022 at the following premises - premises near Hale, Halton, Cheshire (AIV 2022/194) - second premises near Hale, Halton, Cheshire (AIV 2022/195) Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zones around each premises have been revoked.

  117. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 22 October 2022, at a premises near Woodhall Spa, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire (AIV 2022/148). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone.

  118. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance at a second premises near Witham, Braintree, Essex, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance at a fifth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone.

  119. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in other captive birds at a premises near Appleby-in-Westmorland, Eden, Cumbria (AIV2023/15). Following successful completion of disease control activities at a premises near Tattenhall, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire (AIV 2022/191) and surveillance in the zone, the 10km surveillance zone in England has been revoked.

  120. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 29 October 2022 at a premises near Saxmundham, East Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/165). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km Surveillance Zone. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 6 November 2022 at a second premises near Fakenham, North Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/186). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  121. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 16 October 2022 at a premises near Feltwell, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/130). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 18 October 2022 at a second premises near Feltwell, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/134). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in a flock of other captive birds on 11 October 2022 at premises near Kirkham, Fylde, Lancashire (AIV 2022/112). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked.

  122. Updated the latest situation with UK case numbers and information about the following cases in England: - premises near Pilling, Wyre, Lancashire (AIV 2022/155) - premises near Heybridge, Maldon, Essex (AIV 2022/68) - third premises near Heybridge, Maldon, Essex (AIV 2022/99)

  123. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 11 October 2022 at a premises near Watlington, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/108). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 10 November 2022 at a premises near Northallerton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire (AIV 2022/196). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10km surveillance zone.

  124. Following successful completion of disease control activities at premises near Tattenhall, Cheshire, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance at premises near Burscough, Lancashire, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked.

  125. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry and other captive birds on 16 October 2022 at a premises near Needham Market, Suffolk (AIV 2022/127). Following successful completion of disease control activities in the zone, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  126. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at the following premises: - second premises near Dartington, South Hams, Devon (AIV 2022/76) - third premises near Dartington, South Hams, Devon (AIV 2022/156) Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance in the zones, the 10km surveillance zones around both premises have been revoked.

  127. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds on 23 October 2022 at a premises near Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire (AIV 2022/152). Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked.

  128. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at the following premises: second premises near Crewe, Cheshire East, Cheshire (AIV 2022/71); near Kidsgrove, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire (AIV 2022/88); near Audlem, Cheshire (AIV 2022/128). Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance in the zone, the 10km Surveillance Zones have been revoked.

  129. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds on 7 October 2022 at a premises near Cheddleton, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire (AIV 2022/96). Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked.

  130. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 17 January 2023 at a premises near Bakewell, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire. A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been put in place around the premises.

  131. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry on 24 October 2022 at a third premises near Dartington, South Hams, Devon (AIV 2022/156). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the area that formed the Protection Zone is now part of the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  132. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 12 January 2023 at the following premises: - near Wells-next-the-sea, North Norfolk, Norfolk - near Cromer, North Norfolk, Norfolk A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone have been put in place around each the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  133. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry and captive birds on 9 October 2022 at a premises near Witham, Braintree, Essex (AIV 2022/100). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone is now part of the 10km surveillance zone.

  134. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 10 January 2023 at a premises near Leominster, North Herefordshire, Herefordshire (AIV2023/04). A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been put in place around the premises. H5N1 was also confirmed in commercial poultry on 10 January at a fifth premises near Taverham, Broadland, Norfolk (AIV2023/03). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone have been put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance at a premises near Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire (AIV 2022/146), the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked.

  135. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 9 January 2023 at a premises near Langwathby, Eden, Cumbria (AIV2023/02). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone have been put in place around the premises.

  136. The avian influenza prevention zone (AIPZ) has been amended. It introduces a new measure for wild game birds “caught up” during the open season (under the Game Act 1831) - they must not be moved until a minimum of 21 days from the date of catching-up has elapsed. These measures apply from 12:00 on 9 January 2023 and will remain in force until the declaration is amended or revoked by a further declaration in writing.

  137. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in a mixed flock of other captive birds on 11 October 2022 at a premises near Soham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire (AIV 2022/107). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has ended.

  138. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 19 October 2022 at a premises near Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire (AIV 2022/139). Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance within the zone, part of the surveillance zone has been revoked.

  139. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 4 January 2023 at a third premises near Fakenham, North Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV2023/01). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone have been put in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  140. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 29 December 2022 at a second premises near North Thoresby, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire (SOS AIV 2022/19). Following testing of official samples, the temporary control zone has been revoked.

  141. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 7 October 2022 at a premises near Kelveden, Braintree Essex. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes a surveillance zone. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 13 October 2022 at a second premises near Kelveden, Braintree Essex. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes a surveillance zone.

  142. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone at a premises near Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes a surveillance zone.

  143. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 30 December 2022 at a second premises near Diss, South Norfolk, Norfolk (AIV 2022/238). A 3km protection zone and a 10 km surveillance zone were put in place around the premises.

  144. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was suspected in commercial poultry on 29 December 2022 at a second premises near North Thoresby, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire (SOS AIV 2022/19). A 3km temporary control zone A and 10 km temporary control zone B were put in place around the premises.

  145. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in other captive birds at premises near Skirlaugh, East Riding of Yorkshire and near Bishops Castle, Ludlow, Shropshire,

  146. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in non-commercial poultry on 7 October 2022 at a premises near Frome, Mendip, Somerset (AIV 2022/95). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  147. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in a mixed flock of captive birds on 14 October 2022 at a premises near Leigh Sinton, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire (AIV 2022/120). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 21 December 2022 at a premises near Horley, Reigate and Banstead, Surrey (AIV 2022/233). A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was put in place around the premises. All birds on the premises will be humanely culled. The declaration has been amended.

  148. Update 21 December 2022: Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 21 December 2022 at a premises near Horley, Reigate and Banstead, Surrey (AIV 2022/233). A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was put in place around the premises. All birds on the premises will be humanely culled.

  149. Updated the 'Risk levels and outbreak assessments' section with a link to the findings of bird flu in non-avian wildlife.

  150. Following testing of official samples, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed at a premises near Diss, South Norfolk, Norfolk on 20 December 2022. The temporary control zone has been revoked and replaced by a 3km protection zone and 10 km surveillance zone.

  151. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance at a second premises near Mundford, Norfolk, the captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked. Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance at a second premises near Heybridge, Essex, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  152. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 17 December 2022 at a premises near Diss, South Norfolk, Norfolk. A 3km Temporary Control Zone A and 10km Temporary Control Zone B was declared around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  153. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 15 December 2022 at the following premises: - near Hornsea, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire (AIV2022/229) - near Pickering, Ryedale, North Yorkshire (AIV2022/230) A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around each premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  154. Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance at a premises near Clacton on Sea, Tendring, Essex, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked.

  155. Added a new section about vaccines. Updated the 'Wild birds' section to include information about feeding wild birds.

  156. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Much Marcle, North Herefordshire, Herefordshire.

  157. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at premises near Lowestoft, East Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/84) on 29 September 2022. Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance in the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked.

  158. Updated with a link to new guidance about reporting dead wild birds.

  159. Updated the latest situation with a new case and a zone merge.

  160. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at premises near Lowestoft, East Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/84) on 29 September 2022. Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance in the zone, the protection zones have ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  161. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 8 December 2022 at a premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV2022/225). A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 4 October 2022 at a premises near Faringdon, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire (AIV 2022/90). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked.

  162. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at the following premises: - near Kidsgrove, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire (AIV 2022/88) - near Frome, Mendip, Somerset (AIV 2022/95) Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance in the zone, the protection zones have ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone. All birds have been humanely culled. The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) with housing measures has been amended to clarify the position on the free flying of certain birds and the release of game birds in an AIPZ with housing measures.

  163. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at the following premises in other captive birds on 5 December 2022: - near Highclere, Basingstoke& Deane, Hampshire - near Colden Common, Winchester, Hampshire A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been declared around each premises.

  164. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 04 October 2022 at a second premises near Hadleigh, Babergh, Suffolk (AIV 2022/89). Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance in the zone, the protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  165. Updated the latest situation. In Wales mandatory housing measures are in force - you must house your birds to protect them from bird flu.

  166. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in other captive birds on at a premises near Dorchester, West Dorset, Dorset.

  167. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 12 October 2022 near Sleaford, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire (AIV 2022/113). Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance in the zone, the protection zone has ended and the area that formed that protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone.

  168. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 24 September 2022 at a second premises near Poulton-le-Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire (AIV 2022/81). Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance in the zone, the protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone. All birds have been humanely culled.

  169. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk Mileham, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises.

  170. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 28 November 2022 at a second premises near Mileham, Breckland, Norfolk. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 28 September 2022 at a premises near Selby, Selby, North Yorkshire (AIV 2022/83). Part of the surveillance zone has been revoked.

  171. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in commercial poultry near Bromsgrove, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire.

  172. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds on 7 October 2022 at a third premises near Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone has been revoked.

  173. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 16 September 2022 at a second premises near Crewe, Cheshire East, Cheshire. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area formed by the protection zone becomes a surveillance zone.

  174. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 23 November 2022 at a fourth premises, near Taverham, Norfolk (AIV 2022/216). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises. Also added a new link to the legislation list.

  175. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds on 22 November 2022 at a premises near Napton on the Hill, Kenilworth and Southam, Warwickshire (AIV 2022/214). A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone is in place around the premises. All birds on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 22 November 2022 at a second premises near Easingwold, Hambleton, North Yorkshire (AIV 2022/215). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises. All birds on the premises will be humanely culled. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10 km surveillance zone at the following premises: premises near Honington, West Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/74). Second premises near Honington, West Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/77).

  176. Removed free range and organic content. Added it to ‘Egg marketing standards’ and ‘Poultry meat marketing standards’ guidance pages.

  177. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry and other captive birds on 21 November 2022 at a premises near Barnard Castle, County Durham, Durham (AIV 2022/213). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises.

  178. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at premises near Brailsford, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, near Wheaton Aston, South Staffordshire, Staffordshire and near Ruskington, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around each of the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10 km surveillance zone at a second premises near Dartington, South Hams, Devon and a premises near Hadleigh, Babergh, Suffolk.

  179. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 18 November 2022 at a premises near Leyburn, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises.

  180. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 16 November 2022: fourth premises near Oundle, North Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire and a premises near Thorpe Culvert, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises.

  181. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 15 November 2022 at a third premises near Oundle, North Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire (AIV 2022/203). A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 15 November 2022 in other captive birds at a premises near Birdlip, Cotswold, Gloucestershire (AIV 2022/204). A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone been put in place around the premises.

  182. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry in a premises near Doveridge, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire and a second premises near Oundle, North Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds at a premises near Arundel, Arun, West Sussex. A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone been put in place around the premises.

  183. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 13 November 2022 in poultry at a third premises near Halesworth, East Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises. All poultry on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

  184. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 17 September 2022 at a premises near Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk (AIV 2022/72). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10 km surveillance zone. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 1 October 2022 at a premises near Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk (2nd premises) (AIV 2022/85). Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10 km surveillance zone.

  185. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 11 November 2022: • near Colkirk, Breckland, Norfolk (AIV 2022/197) • near Berkswell, Solihull, West Midlands (AIV 2022/198) A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  186. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds (non-poultry) on 10 November 2022: near Hale, Halton, Cheshire and a second premises near Hale, Halton, Cheshire. A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone is in place around each of the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 10 November 2022 at a premises near Northallerton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 28 September 2022 at a premises near Selby, Selby, North Yorkshire. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area that formed the protection zone becomes part of the 10 km surveillance zone.

  187. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in commercial poultry near Hatton, South Derbyshire and at a fifth premises near Wymondham, Norfolk.

  188. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Tattenhall, Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises. Part of the surveillance zone extends into Wales. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Faringdon, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire (AIV 2022/90) . Following successful completion of disease control activities, the 3km protection zone has ended and the area formed by the protection zone forms part of the surveillance zone.

  189. Torpoint, South East Cornwall, Cornwall - following completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km protection zone has ended and the 10km surveillance zone has been revoked.

  190. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Oundle, North Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises.

  191. Mandatory housing measures for all poultry and captive birds are now in force across England. This means that all bird keepers must house their birds, whatever their type or size (exceptions apply to some zoo birds and other species).

  192. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a second premises near Fakenham, North Norfolk, Norfolk and a premises near Reepham, Broadland, Norfolk. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around each of the premises. HPA) H5N1 was also confirmed in non-commercial other captive birds at a premises near Metheringham, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire. A 3km captive bird (monitoring) controlled zone is in place around the premises.

  193. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at an eleventh premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises.

  194. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 4 November 2022 at a second premises near Kirkham, Fylde, Lancashire. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at a premises near Holt, North Norfolk, Norfolk on 3 September 2022. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the protection zone has ended and the area that formed that protection zone becomes part of the surveillance zone. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in captive wild birds (non-poultry) on 29 August 2022 at a premises near Paignton, Torbay, Devon. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.

  195. First published.