Policy paper

Contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals in England

This contingency plan describes how the government will manage an outbreak or incident of exotic notifiable disease of animals in England.



This contingency plan describes how government, and operational partners, prepare for and respond to an exotic notifiable disease outbreak or incident.

This document is reviewed each year.

Published 17 March 2016
Last updated 5 November 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated both documents with the latest versions following an annual review.

  2. Added the 2018 version of the contingency plan.

  3. 2017 edition of the contingency plan is now available.

  4. First published.