Policy paper

United Kingdom contingency plan for exotic notifiable diseases of animals

This publication was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

The contingency plan provides an overview of the response to an outbreak of exotic notifiable disease at the UK level.



The plan outlines the way the 4 administrations of the UK work together to provide a rapid and effective response to exotic notifiable animal diseases. The plan describes the roles, responsibilities, structures and communications that will be used to co-ordinate the disease outbreak response.

The UK plan complements and should be read in conjunction with the individual plans that are produced by each administration in the UK. These provide additional detail on the country specific response arrangements and structures.

This plan has been produced by the Animal & Plant Health Agency on behalf of each administration in the UK.

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