Guidance

Bird flu (avian influenza): how to spot it and report it

The signs of bird flu, how to report it in poultry and other captive birds and what to do if you find a dead wild bird.

Applies to England, Scotland and Wales

Signs of bird flu

Birds infected with the most serious strain of bird flu, called highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI), usually show some (or all) of the following signs.

  • sudden death
  • swollen head
  • closed and runny eyes
  • lethargy and depression
  • lying down and unresponsiveness
  • lack of coordination
  • eating less than usual
  • lethargy
  • sudden increase or decrease in water consumption
  • head and body shaking
  • drooping of the wings
  • dragging of legs
  • twisting of the head and neck
  • swelling and blue discolouration of comb and wattles
  • haemorrhages and redness on shanks of the legs and under the skin of the neck

  • breathing difficulties such as gaping (mouth breathing), nasal snicking (coughing sound), sneezing, gurgling or rattling
  • fever or noticeable increase in body temperature
  • discoloured or loose watery droppings
  • stop or significant drop in egg production

Some species such as ducks, geese and swans can carry the avian influenza virus and spread it without showing any signs of illness.

Birds infected with the less serious strain of bird flu, called low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) may not show clear signs of infection. They may have mild breathing problems. These signs can indicate bird flu, but the avian influenza virus can only be confirmed through laboratory tests.

If you are concerned about the health of your birds speak to your private vet. If you suspect bird flu, you or your vet must report it immediately to the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) even if the signs are mild.

Report suspected bird flu in poultry or other captive birds

If you suspect bird flu in poultry or other captive birds, you must 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

Bird flu is a notifiable disease in poultry and other captive birds. If you do not report it, you’re breaking the law.

Find out what happens when you report bird flu.

Report dead wild birds

Call Defra on 03459 33 55 77 if you find:

  • one or more dead birds of prey
  • 3 or more dead gulls or wild waterfowl (swans, geese and ducks)
  • 5 or more dead birds of any species

You do not need to report any other found dead wild birds. Bird flu is not a notifiable disease in wild birds.

If you report a dead wild bird, Defra and APHA may arrange to collect it and test it. This is to help explain where bird flu is spreading in Great Britain and in which types of birds.

Do not touch or pick up a dead or visibly sick wild bird.

You can read weekly reports of bird flu findings in wild birds in Great Britain. For information on bird flu findings in reported wild birds read Defra’s outbreak assessments.

Report sick or injured wild birds

You can report sick or injured wild birds to the:

  • RSPCA on 0300 1234 999 if you’re in England or Wales
  • SSPCA 03000 999 999 if you’re in Scotland

They may be able to help. This may include euthanasia and disposing of the bird if appropriate.

Do not report sick or injured wild birds to Defra or APHA.

What to do with dead wild birds that are not collected for testing

If dead wild birds are not collected for bird flu testing, landowners can remove carcases. The landowner is responsible for disposing of the carcases safely and for any costs of removing and disposing of dead wild birds.

Read guidance on disposing of small numbers of garden birds found on your home property.

If you decide to remove any other dead wild bird that you suspect has been infected with bird flu you must dispose of it as a category 1 animal by-product.

If you’re a landowner or land manager, read the mitigation strategy for avian influenza in wild birds for further guidance on removing and disposing of wild bird carcases.

Disposing of dead wild birds on public land

Do not touch or pick up a dead or visibly sick wild bird on public land.

The local authority is responsible for disposing of dead wild birds on public land if necessary. Find out how to contact your local authority.

Disposing of small numbers of dead garden birds found at your home

If you find small numbers of dead garden birds at your home (domestic residential property only) you can dispose of them in your household or municipal waste bin, or you can bury them.

If you dispose of a dead wild bird with your household or municipal waste, you should:

  1. Pick it up wearing disposable gloves or a plastic bag over your hand.

  2. Put the bird in a plastic bag and tie it. Take care not to contaminate the outside of the bag.

  3. Put the bird in a second (preferably leak proof) plastic bag, along with the gloves or plastic bag you used to pick it up and tie it. Take care not to touch the outside of the gloves with bare hands.

  4. Put it in your outside household or municipal waste bin.

  5. Wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water.

If you bury a dead wild bird you should:

  • dig a hole at least 60cm deep to stop animals digging it up
  • not bury it in a plastic bag (if you use a plastic bag to pick the bird up put it in your outside household or municipal waste bin)
  • not bury it near any watercourses or in a place where it could contaminate local water supplies
  • wash your hands thoroughly with soap and water when you’ve finished

How to prevent bird flu spreading

Find out how to prevent bird flu and stop it spreading.

Published 26 August 2014
Last updated 4 November 2022 + show all updates
  1. Updated as part of a review of bird flu guidance.

  2. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a fifteenth premises near Attleborough, Norfolk and at a second premises near Halesworth, Suffolk. (HPAI) H5N1 was also confirmed in non-commercial other captive birds at a premises near Lancaster, Lancashire.

  3. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 2 November 2022 at the following: near Boston, Lincolnshire; third premises near Taverham, Broadland, Norfolk and a tenth premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around each of the premises.

  4. Mandatory housing measures for all poultry and captive birds are to be introduced to all areas of England from 00:01 on Monday 7 November: these were announced on Monday 31 October. The housing measures legally require all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks from the disease, regardless of type or size.

  5. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in commercial poultry at premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire, near North Thoresby, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire and at a fifth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire.

  6. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Somersham, Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire on 31 October 2022. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds at a premises near March, Fenland, Cambridgeshire on 31 October 2022. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone is in place around the premises.

  7. Mandatory housing measures for all poultry and captive birds are to be introduced to all areas of England from 00:01 on Monday 7 November. The housing measures legally require all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks from the disease, regardless of type or size.

  8. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at the following: premises near Saxmundham, East Suffolk, Suffolk; third premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire; fourth premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire; fourth premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around each of the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  9. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at the following premises: fourteenth near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk and second premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone are in place around each of the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Easingwold, Hambleton, North Yorkshire on 22 September 2022. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km Protection zone has ended and the area that that Protection Zone becomes part of the Surveillance Zone.

  10. Updated the section 'Legislation on avian influenza' to include a link to The Exotic Animal Disease (Amendment) (England) Order 2022.

  11. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 27 October at a premises near Waltham on the Wolds, Melton, Leicestershire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  12. Updated the guidance with links to a new bird flu cases finder.

  13. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 26 October at a third premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, a ninth premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk, a premises near Stalham, North Norfolk, Norfolk and an eighth premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared surrounding each of the premises. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in a small flock of non-commercial poultry at a premises near Much Hoole, South Ribble, Lancashire. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been declared around the premises.

  14. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry on 24 October near Pilling, Wyre, Lancashire and a third premises near Dartington, South Hams, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around each of the premises.

  15. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a third premises near Feltwell, Norfolk, a sixth and seventh premises near Dereham, Norfolk and a second premises near Taverham, Norfolk. HPAI H5N1 was also confirmed in other captive birds at a premises near Amesbury, Salisbury, Wiltshire.

  16. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in commercial poultry at premises near Woodhall Spa, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, near Aylsham, Broadland, Norfolk and near Goole, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire.

  17. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in commercial poultry at premises near Halesworth, East Suffolk, Suffolk, near Taverham, Broadland, Norfolk and at a thirteenth premises near Attleborough, Norfolk.

  18. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 19 October at the following premises: - near Long Stratton, South Norfolk, Norfolk - sixth near Mundford, Breckland, Norfolk A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around each of the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry on 2 September at a premises near South Molton, North Devon, Devon. Following successful completion of disease control activities in the Zone, the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry on 29 August at a premises near Constantine, Camborne and Redruth, Cornwall. Following successful completion of disease control activities in the Zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  19. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 19 October at the following premises: * near Leyland, South Ribble, Lancashire * near Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire * fourth near Wymondham, South Norfolk, Norfolk * fifth near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around each premises.

  20. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 18 October at the following premises: - fourth premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk - near Billingshurst, Horsham, West Sussex - second near Feltwell, King’s Lynn & West Norfolk, Norfolk - third premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk - fifth premises near Mundford, Breckland, Norfolk A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around each of the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry on 6 September at a second premises near Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Following successful completion of disease control activities in the Zones, the 3 km Protection Zone has ended and the 3km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 27 August at a premises near Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Following official testing, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 28 August 2022. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, the remaining part of the Protection Zone has ended and the Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  21. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry near Mileham, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises.

  22. Updated the latest situation. An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across Great Britain to mitigate the risk of the disease spreading amongst poultry and captive birds.

  23. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 16 October near Feltwell, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 16 October at a third premises near Wymondham, South Norfolk, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in game birds on 16 October near Audlem, East Cheshire, Cheshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial captive birds and poultry on 16 October near Needham Market, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. All affected birds on the premises will be humanely culled.

  24. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 15 October at a second premises near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in non-commercial other captive birds on 15 October at a 12th premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was declared around the premises. All birds on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in non-commercial other captive birds on 15 October at a premises near Fakenham, North Norfolk, Norfolk. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was declared around the premises. All birds on the premises will be humanely culled.

  25. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 14 October at the following premises: - second premises near Wymondham, South Norfolk, Norfolk - near Hingham, South Norfolk, Norfolk A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around each of the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in non-commercial other captive birds on 14 October at a premises near Leigh Sinton, Malvern Hills, Worcestershire. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was declared around the premises. All birds on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 19 August in captive wild birds at a premises near Newlyn, St. Ives, Cornwall. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.

  26. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 13 October at the following premises: - second near Kelvedon, Braintree, Essex - fourth near Mundford, Breckland, Norfolk A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 12 October at a premises near Sleaford, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire. The 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone declared around the premises have been amended. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was confirmed on 28 August 2022 in commercial poultry at a premises near Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zone, part of the Protection Zone has ended and the area forms part of the Surveillance Zone.

  27. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in non-commercial other captive birds at a second premises near Witham, Essex and in commercial housed poultry at an eleventh premises near Attleborough, Norfolk.

  28. Updated the latest situation. Mandatory housing measures for all poultry and captive birds in Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex is now in force. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 12 October at a premises near Sleaford, North Kesteven, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  29. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in non-commercial other birds on 11 October at the following premises: * near Soham, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire * near Kirkham, Fylde, Lancashire A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was declared around each premises. All birds on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 was confirmed in housed commercial poultry on 10 October at a third premises near Mundford, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. Further testing has confirmed the presence highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 11 October at the following premises: * near Watlington, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk * near Dereham, Breckland, Norfolk * ninth near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk * tenth near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around each premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  30. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in mixed flock of captive birds on 10 October at a second premises near Mundford, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was declared around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 was confirmed in housed commercial poultry on 10 October at a third premises near Mundford, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial housed poultry on 10 October at the following: - eighth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk - second premises near Holt, North Norfolk, Norfolk Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry on 2 September at a premises near South Molton, North Devon, Devon. 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.

  31. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 9 October at a third premises near Heybridge, Maldon, Essex and at a premises near Witham, Braintree, Essex. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds on 9 October at a premises near Burscough, West Lancashire, Lancashire. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 8 October at a seventh premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk. Following official testing, HPAI H5N1 was confirmed and a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises replacing the 3km Temporary Control Zone A and 10km Temporary Control Zone B.

  32. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 8 October at a third premises near Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk and at a second premises near Heybridge, Maldon, Essex. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 8 October at a premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk.

  33. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed at a premises near Cheddleton, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire; a premises near Frome, Mendip, Somerset; a sixth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk and a premises near Kelvedon, Braintree, Essex.

  34. Mandatory housing measures for all poultry and captive birds in Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex are to be introduced from 00:01 on 12 October 2022. All bird keepers in these hotspots are required to keep their birds indoors and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks from the disease.

  35. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Mundford, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises. HPAI was suspected in poultry at a premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Temporary Control Zone A and 10km Temporary Control Zone B was declared around the premises.

  36. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected on 4 October 2022 in commercial poultry at a premises near Wymondham South Norfolk, Norfolk. Disease has not been confirmed at the premises and the 3km Temporary Control Zone A and 10km Temporary Control Zone B has been revoked.

  37. Following official testing, HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises replacing the 3km Temporary Control Zone A and 10km Temporary Control Zone B. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance the Surveillance Zone and where relevant, the Protection Zone has been revoked around a third premises near Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon, a second premises near Tiverton, Mid Devon, a second premises near Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon and a premises near Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon.

  38. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at a second premises near Hadleigh, Babergh, Suffolk and a premises near Faringdon, Vale of White Horse, Oxfordshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around each premises. HPAI was suspected in poultry at a premises near Wymondham, South Norfolk, Norfolk and a premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Temporary Control Zone A and 10km Temporary Control Zone B were put in place around each premises.

  39. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Kidsgrove, Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone was put in place around the premises.

  40. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at a second premises near Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk, third premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk and fourth premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around each premises.

  41. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 29 September 2022 in poultry at a premises near Lowestoft, East Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

  42. Updated the latest situation. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding the premises near Gayton, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, the 10km Surveillance Zone surrounding this premises has been revoked.

  43. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 28 September 2022 in commercial poultry at a premises near Selby, Selby, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

  44. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 27 September 2022 in commercial poultry at a second premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 21 August 2022 in commercial poultry at a premises near Gayton, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  45. Following a number of detections of avian influenza in poultry and wild and captive birds across east of England a regional Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) was declared in Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex.

  46. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Hadleigh, Babergh, Suffolk and near Poulton-le-Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire.

  47. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 23 September 2022 in birds at a premises near Northwold, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

  48. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 22 September 2022 in birds at the following premises: second premises near Honington, West Suffolk, Suffolk and premises near Easingwold, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around each of the premises.

  49. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 20 September 2022 in commercial ducks and other mixed poultry at a second premises near Dartington, South Hams, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

  50. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 19 September 2022 in chickens at a premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 19 September 2022 in chickens at a premises near Honington, West Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Affected birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

  51. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 18 September 2022 in chickens at a premises near Clacton on Sea, Tendring, Essex. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

  52. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 17 September 2022 in chickens and other captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Bury St Edmunds, West Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

  53. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding two premises near Cullompton, Devon, the 3km Protection Zones have ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  54. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in chickens and other captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Crewe, Cheshire.

  55. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Tiverton, Mid-Devon, Devon, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone. Following completion of disease control measures and surveillance in the zone surrounding a premises near Sandy, Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Control Zone has been revoked.

  56. Following completion of disease control measures and surveillance, the 10 km Surveillance Zone at a premises near Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon and at a premises near Dartington, South Hams, Devon have been revoked.

  57. HPAI H5N1 has been confirmed in commercial poultry on 9 September at a premises near Milford Haven, Pembrokeshire, Wales. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone was declared around the premises.

  58. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry on 8 September at a premises near Torpoint, South East Cornwall, Cornwall. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone was declared around the premises. All poultry and captive birds will be humanely culled.

  59. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Heybridge, Maldon, Essex and at a second premises near Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire.

  60. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 5 September in poultry at a premises near Arthog, Gwynedd, Wales.

  61. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 3 September in poultry at a premises near Holt, Norfolk.

  62. The Protection Zone at a premises near premises near Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon has ended.

  63. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 2 September in commercial poultry at a premises near South Molton, North Devon, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been declared around the premises.

  64. Following a number of detections of avian influenza in poultry and wild and captive birds across the southwest of England a regional Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared in Cornwall, Devon, Isles of Scilly and part of Somerset. There is now a legal requirement for all bird keepers to implement enhanced biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks.

  65. Updated the 'Wild birds' section with further guidance about removing and disposing of dead wild birds. Added a link to the mitigation strategy for avian influenza in wild birds in England and Wales.

  66. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 29 August at a premises near Constantine, Cambourne and Redruth, Cornwall. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been declared around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 29 August in captive wild birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Paignton, Torbay, Devon. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been put in place around the premises. Affected birds will be humanely culled.

  67. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 27 August at a premises near Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire. Following official testing, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 28 August 2022. The Temporary Control Zone has been revoked and replaced by a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  68. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 27 August at a premises near Bridlington, East Riding of Yorkshire, Yorkshire. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been declared around the premises and all poultry will be humanely culled.

  69. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 26 August at a third premises near Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon. Following official testing, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 26 August 2022. The Temporary Control Zone has been revoked and replaced by a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone.

  70. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 21 July 2022 in commercial poultry at a premises near Dartington, South Hams, Devon. 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 has become part of the 10km Surveillance Zone. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 26 August at a third premises near Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been declared and all poultry will be humanely culled.

  71. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 21 August 2022 in commercial poultry at a premises near Gayton, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  72. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 19 August in captive wild birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Newlyn, St. Ives, Cornwall. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been put in place around the premises. Affected birds will be humanely culled.

  73. Updated the 'Biosecurity and preventing welfare impacts in poultry and captive birds' guidance.

  74. Updated to reflect that the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) for poultry and captive birds, introduced to help stop the spread of bird flu has been lifted.

  75. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 8 July in captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.

  76. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 10 August 2022 in poultry at a second premises near Tiverton, Mid Devon, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  77. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 8 August at a second premises near Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon. Following official testing highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 9 August 2022. The Temporary Control Zone has been revoked and replaced by a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone.

  78. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was suspected in commercial poultry on 8 August at a second premises near Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon. A 3km Temporary Control Zone A and 10km Temporary Control Zone B were put in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  79. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 7 August 2022 in commercial poultry at a premises near Cullompton, Mid Devon, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  80. Updated to reflect that the risk of poultry exposure to HPAI H5 in Great Britain has been reduced to low (with high uncertainty). Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 21 June 2022 in captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Guestling Green, Rother, East Sussex. Following successful disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.

  81. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 5 August in poultry at a premises near Ashburton, Teignbridge, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  82. Updated the latest situation section. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 27 July in captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Sandy, Central Bedfordshire, Bedfordshire. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  83. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 15 June 2022 in non-commercial poultry at a premises near Bexhill-on-Sea, Rother, East Sussex. Following completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  84. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 21 July 2022 in commercial poultry at a premises near Dartington, South Hams, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled.

  85. Following completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones at two premises in Ludlow, Shropshire, the 3km Protection Zones have ended and the 10km Surveillance Zones have been revoked.

  86. Updated the latest situation. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 19 May 2022 in poultry at a premises near Southwell, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire. Following completion of disease control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 7 May 2022 in commercial poultry at a premises near Lowdham, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire. Following completion of disease control measures and surveillance in the zone, the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  87. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Tiverton, Devon.

  88. Following completion of disease control measures and surveillance in the zone surrounding a premises near Lowdham, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire, the 3 km Protection Zone has ended and the area becomes part of the Surveillance Zone.

  89. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 22 April 2022 in poultry at a premises near Ilkeston, Erewash, Derbyshire. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  90. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Guestling Green, Rother, East Sussex.

  91. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 15 June 2022 in non-commercial poultry at a premises near Bexhill-on-Sea, Rother, East Sussex. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone was put in place around the premises.

  92. Updated the guidance under the 'Avian Influenza Prevention Zone' heading.

  93. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a second premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teignbridge, Devon and at premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teignbridge, Devon. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding these 2 premises, the Residual Surveillance Zones around each of these premises have been revoked. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Newton St Cyres, Mid Devon, Devon. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  94. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 7 June 2022 in commercial poultry at a second premises near Ludlow, Ludlow, Shropshire. All poultry on the infected premises will be humanely culled. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has replaced the 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones put in place around the premises on 6 June 2022.

  95. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was suspected in birds on 6 June 2022 at a second premises near Ludlow, Ludlow, Shropshire. All birds on the premises will be humanely culled. A 3km Temporary Control Zone and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  96. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 1 June 2022 in poultry at a premises near Ludlow, Ludlow, Shropshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teignbridge, Devon and at a second premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teignbridge, Devon. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding these 2 premises, part of the 10km Surveillance Zone around each of these premises has been revoked

  97. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at premises near Eye, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, at premises near Market Weston, West Suffolk, Suffolk, at second premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, at premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk and at premises near Elmswell, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding these premises, the 10km Surveillance Zones around each of these premises have been revoked.

  98. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Eye, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Stowmarket, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  99. The risk of incursion of highly pathogenic (HPAI) avian influenza H5 in wild birds in Great Britain has reduced from high to medium. Added the Island of Whalsay, Shetland Islands, to the list of cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in Scotland.

  100. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at the following premises: third premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk; second premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk and near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding these premises, the 3km Protection Zones have ended and the 10km Surveillance Zones have been revoked.

  101. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 6 April 2022 at a premises near Ely, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  102. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed on 19 May 2022 in poultry at a premises near Southwell, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire.

  103. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at the following premises: near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk and near Market Weston, West Suffolk, Suffolk. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding these premises, the 3km Protection Zones have ended, and the areas merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  104. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a second premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teinbridge, Devon, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  105. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teinbridge, Devon, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  106. Declaration of the ending of a Protection Zone Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk made at 8pm on 11 March 2022 and the area that formed that Protection Zone becomes part of the Surveillance Zone centred on grid reference TM0604874403.

  107. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Ilminster, South Somerset, Somerset, the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  108. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Elmswell, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  109. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Lowdham, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire. 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 within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Ilminster, South Somerset, Somerset, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  110. Mandatory housing measures for poultry and captive birds were lifted at 00:01 on Monday 2 May 2022. However, the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) will remain in force across the UK until further notice.

  111. Amended the latest situation section. Added a new sentence to clarify that the lifting of the housing measures will not apply to areas in protection zones.

  112. Avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds at a premises near Fakenham, North Norfolk, Norfolk on 5 February 2022. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled zone has been revoked.

  113. Mandatory housing measures for poultry and captive birds will be lifted across the UK from 00:01 on Monday 2 May 2022. The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) will remain in force across the UK until further notice, with only the housing measures component being lifted from 00:01 on 2 May 2022. Also added guidance to prepare for when you can let your birds out again.

  114. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 22 April 2022 in poultry at a premises near Ilkeston, Erewash, Derbyshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  115. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the premises near Blaydon, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  116. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the premises near Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed surrounding this premises.

  117. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 13 April 2022 in poultry at a second premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teignbridge, Devon. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  118. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone surrounding a premises near Bishop’s Waltham, Winchester, Hampshire, the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  119. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Bishop’s Waltham, Winchester, Hampshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the Surveillance Zone.

  120. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 8 April 2022 in poultry at premises near Ilminster, South Somerset, Somerset and near Eye, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around each of the premises.

  121. Following official testing, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teinbridge, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has replaced the 3 and 10 Temporary Control Zones put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding a premises near Wooler, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.

  122. HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at a premises near Ely, East Cambridgeshire, Cambridgeshire and a premises near Newton St Cyres, Mid Devon, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone was put in place around each of the premises. HPAI H5N1 was suspected in birds at a premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teinbridge, Devon. A 3km Temporary Control Zone and 10km Temporary Control Zone was put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding a premises near Holy Island, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  123. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Calveley, Cheshire East, Cheshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Crewe, Cheshire East, Cheshire and a second premises near Tattenhall, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, the 10km Surveillance Zones have been revoked.

  124. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Crewe, Cheshire East, Cheshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the Surveillance Zone.

  125. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a second premises near Tattenhall, Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the Surveillance Zone.

  126. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Holy Island, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the Surveillance Zone. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding a premises near Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  127. Updated the guidance under the 'Stop the spread’ webinars heading.

  128. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding a premises near Ledbury, North Herefordshire, Herefordshire, the10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  129. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding a premises near Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Powys, Wales the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has been revoked.

  130. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a third premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk on the 30 March 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  131. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding a premises near Tattenhall, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  132. Updated the guidance on the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) to allow the release of racing pigeons, doves and other Columbiformes under certain conditions.

  133. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Stowmarket, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk on 28 March 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  134. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones surrounding the following premises, the 10km Surveillance Zones have been revoked: near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire and second premises near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

  135. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in commercial poultry at a second premises near Woodbridge, Suffolk. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones surrounding two premises near North Somercotes, Lincolnshire the 10km Surveillance Zones have been revoked.

  136. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was suspected on 25 March 2022 in commercial poultry at a second premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk. All poultry on the suspect premises will be humanely culled. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place around the premises. Also updated the 'Risk level' section.

  137. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones surrounding premises near Mablethorpe, Lincolnshire and ten premises near Alford, Lincolnshire, the 10km Surveillance Zones have been revoked.

  138. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding two premises, near North Somercotes, Lincolnshire the 3km Protection Zones have ended and the areas merged with the Surveillance Zones.

  139. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Ledbury, Herefordshire, the 3km Protection Zones has ended and the area merged with the Surveillance Zones.

  140. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding premises near Alford, Lincolnshire, the 3km Protection Zones have ended and the Surveillance Zones have been revoked. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises Zone near Eton, Berkshire the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.

  141. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk.

  142. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a second premises near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  143. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the following premises, the 3km Protection Zones have ended, and the areas have merged with the 10km Surveillance Zones: near Tattenhall, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire; tenth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire; near Mablethorpe, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire; sixth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

  144. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding a premises near Ashleworth, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, the 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures, including the need to house birds, remain in place.

  145. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Upholland, West Lancashire, Lancashire, the 3km Protection Zone and the 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  146. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Lazonby, Eden, Cumbria, the 3km Protection Zone and the 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Market Weston, West Suffolk, Suffolk on the 12 March 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a second premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk on 11 March 2022 – further testing has confirmed that this was highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1.

  147. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a second premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Whitby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.

  148. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Ashleworth, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  149. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the following premises, the 3km Protection Zones have ended and the Surveillance Zones have been revoked - first and second premises near Helsby, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones surrounding the premises near Mouldsworth, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, the Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  150. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone surrounding a premises near Washington, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked.

  151. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding 8 premises, the 3km Protection Zones have ended and the Surveillance Zones have been revoked. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones surrounding 3 premises, the Surveillance Zones have been revoked.

  152. Added ‘stop the spread’ webinar dates for turkey producers.

  153. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Ross-on-Wye, Hereford & South Herefordshire, Herefordshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the Surveillance Zone has been revoked. All local restrictions have been lifted but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone remains in force.

  154. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  155. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, the 3km Protection Zone declared on the 31 December 2021 has ended and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  156. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Elmswell, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  157. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed at a premises near Ledbury, North Herefordshire, Herefordshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  158. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed in commercial captive birds (non-poultry) at premises near Blaydon, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises. Birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

  159. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed at the premises near Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) has been confirmed at 2 further premises in Wales. The disease control zone for the premises near Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Powys crosses the border and a 10km Surveillance Zone has been declared for the relevant area of England.

  160. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was suspected on 21 February in commercial poultry at a premises near Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire. All poultry on the suspect premises will be humanely culled. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  161. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km Surveillance Zone declared around a premises near Poulton le Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed around the premises but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  162. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the 10km Surveillance Zone declared surrounding the following premises have been revoked: second premises near Pocklington, East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and premises near Pocklington, East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire. Local movement restrictions have now been removed around the premises but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  163. The 10km Surveillance Zone declared surrounding the premises near Middleton-in-Teesdale, Durham has been revoked.

  164. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone declared surrounding the premises near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, Durham has ended and the area merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone. A 10km Surveillance Zone remains in force surrounding this premises.

  165. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone declared surrounding the premises near Poulton le Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire has ended and the area merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone. A 10km Surveillance Zone remains in force surrounding this premises.

  166. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone around two premises near Willington, Derbyshire, the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  167. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in other captive birds at a premises near Wooler, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland on 14 February 2022. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been declared around the premises.

  168. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones around two premises near Willington, Derbyshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone,

  169. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone around the premises near Buckfastleigh,Teignbridge, Devon, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has now been revoked.

  170. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at a premises near Holy Island, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland on 9 February 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance have been declared around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones around the the premises near Watlington, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk, declared on 28 December 2021 the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked.

  171. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones around the following premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked: near Market Bosworth, Hinckley & Bosworth, Leicestershire and near Wem, North Shropshire, Shropshire. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone around the premises near Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancashire, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has now been revoked.

  172. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones around the following premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone: Premises near Pocklington, East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire and second premises near Pocklington, East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire.

  173. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones around the premises near Richmond, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, declared on the 3 December 2021, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked.

  174. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Fakenham, North Norfolk, Norfolk on 5 February 2022. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  175. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones around the premises near Romsey, Test Valley, Hampshire, declared on the 30 December 2021, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  176. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at a premises near Bishop’s Waltham, Winchester, Hampshire on 4 February 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

  177. Added information about new dates released for Defra’s ‘stop the spread’ webinars.

  178. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones around 4 premises near Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire, the 10km Surveillance Zone declared on the 3 February 2022 has now been revoked.

  179. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones around 4 premises near Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire, the 3km Protection Zone declared has ended and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  180. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the premises near Aspatria, Allerdale, Cumbria, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  181. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked. Also surrounding a premises near Tutbury, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked.

  182. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Ashleworth, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire and a premises near Calveley, Cheshire East, Cheshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around each of the premises.

  183. Following suspicion of notifiable avian influenza based on the clinical picture in commercial poultry at a premises near Calveley, Cheshire East, Cheshire, England a case of slaughter on suspicion had been confirmed on 28 January 2022. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place surrounding the premises.

  184. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Sudbury, Babergh, Suffolk, the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. In a separate case, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Whitby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire on 26 January 2022. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  185. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Clifford, Hereford and South Herefordshire, Herefordshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  186. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones around a premises near Tutbury, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  187. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  188. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the premises near Newent, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  189. Updated the latest situation. Following official testing highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Crewe, Cheshire East, Cheshire on 22 January 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  190. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the eighth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, the 3km Protection has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  191. Following suspicion of notifiable avian influenza based on the clinical picture in commercial poultry at a premises near Crewe, Cheshire East, Cheshire, a case of slaughter on suspicion was confirmed on 21 January 2022. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place surrounding the premises.

  192. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in birds at a premises near Ross-on-Wye, Hereford and South Herefordshire, Herefordshire.

  193. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the premises near Sudbury, Babergh, South Suffolk, the 3km Protection has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  194. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the premises near Mouldsworth, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire, the 3km Protection has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  195. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding the premises near Gretna, Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland, the 10km Surveillance Zone surrounding this premises that extended into England, has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  196. Revocation of the avian influenza Surveillance Zone, near Annan, Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

  197. Updated the 'Latest situation' section with information about revocation of a Surveillance Zone Near Leominster, North Herefordshire, Herefordshire.

  198. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at premises near Tattenhall, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire and at a second premises near Tattenhall, Cheshire West and Chester. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around each of the premises.

  199. Updated the advice to the public section.

  200. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a second premises near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  201. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was suspected in commercial poultry at a premises near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  202. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a non-commercial premises near Upholland, West Lancashire, Lancashire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  203. Updated the 'Latest situation' section with information and links to register for Defra's ‘stop the spread’ webinars.

  204. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was suspected on 5 January 2022 in poultry at a premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. Following official testing, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on this premises on 5 January 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  205. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was suspected on 5 January 2022 in poultry at a premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  206. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Lazonby, Eden, Cumbria. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Silecroft, Copeland, Cumbria on 21 November 2021. Following successful completion of disease control activities within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.

  207. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed on 3 January 2022 in birds at a tenth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  208. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds at a premises near Eton, Windsor & Maidenhead, Berkshire. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  209. The 3km Protection Zones declared around premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire and second premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire have ended and the areas that formed the Protection Zone now form part of the Surveillance Zone.

  210. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Mablethorpe, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire and near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around each of the premises.

  211. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in a non-commercial flock of birds at a premises near Romsey, Test Valley, Hampshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  212. The Surveillance Zones around premises near Kirkham, Fylde, Lancashire and near Salwick, Fylde, Lancashire have been revoked.

  213. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire and near Watlington, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around each of the premises.

  214. 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone surrounding a premises at Wells-next-the-Sea, Norfolk has been revoked.

  215. Updated biosecurity posters for chicken, turkey, duck, geese and game bird keepers.

  216. Highly pathogenic avian influenza was confirmed in non-commercial birds at a second premises near Helsby, Cheshire and in captive birds (non-poultry) at a premises near Near Buckfastleigh, Devon.

  217. Updated to reflect a revocation of the Surveillance Zone near Pokesdown, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole.

  218. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone surrounding a premises near Pokesdown, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole ended on 20 December 2021. The area merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone surrounding this premises.

  219. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed in poultry at a ninth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire and at a premises near Helsby, Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around each of the premises.

  220. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at an eighth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. Protection and Surveillance zones have been put in place. In a different case, avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Frinton-on-Sea, Tendring, Essex on the 11 November 2021. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and 10km Surveillance Zone declared on 12 December 2021 has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  221. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at a sixth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire, at a ninth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, and at a seventh premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around each of the premises.

  222. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds near Market Bosworth, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  223. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry near Wem, North Shropshire, Shropshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around each of the premises.

  224. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a fourth and fifth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire and at a second premises near Pocklington, East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  225. How to register for Defra's 'stop the spread' webinars.

  226. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at a premises near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, Durham. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  227. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in birds at second and third premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

  228. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in birds at second premises near Willington, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire and at a premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. Avian influenza H5N1 confirmed in birds at a premises near Washington, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear.

  229. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 confirmed in birds at premises near Clifford, Hereford and South Herefordshire, Herefordshire and at premises near Highworth, Swindon, Wiltshire.

  230. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Aspatria, Allerdale, Cumbria and a premises near Annan, Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around each of the premises.

  231. Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in birds at an eighth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire and at a premises near Sudbury, Babergh, South Suffolk.

  232. Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in birds at premises near Pocklington, East Yorkshire, at a fourth premises near Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire, premises in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone and premises in Broughshane, County Antrim.

  233. Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in poultry at a third premises near Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire.

  234. Highly pathogenic avian influenza confirmed in birds at a seventh premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire and at a premises near Newent, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire.

  235. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Richmond, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, England, near Crickhowell, Powys, Wales and near Gretna, Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland.

  236. Revocation of the Surveillance Zone near Chirk, Wrexham, Wales.

  237. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Leominster, North Herefordshire, Herefordshire; a premises near Tutbury, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire and a sixth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around each of the premises.

  238. Updated to reflect that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire on the 30 November 2021. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  239. Updated to reflect that housing measures have come into force across the UK.

  240. Updated to reflect that highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a fifth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire on the 28 November 2021.

  241. Following completion of disease control activities and additional surveillance at the premises near Droitwich Spa, Wychavon, Worcestershire, the Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone B has been revoked. All other restrictions, including Avian Influenza Prevention Zone remain in force. ¶

  242. Updated to reflect that Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a fourth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises.

  243. Further testing has confirmed that the avian influenza strain in birds at the premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire as highly pathogenic (HPAI H5N1). The Temporary Control Zones have been revoked and replaced by 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone around the premises.

  244. Updated to reflect that following completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone declared surrounding a premises near Chirk, Wrexham, Wales was revoked on 26 November 2021 and the areas merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone for the relevant areas of Wales and England.

  245. Updated to reflect that Avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancashire. Further testing is underway to confirm the pathogenicity of the strain in this case. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place around the premises.

  246. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a third premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire and at a premises near Poulton le Flyde, Wyre, Lancashire.

  247. Updated the biosecurity guidance document and biosecurity self-assessment checklist.

  248. Updated to reflect that Avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire. Further testing is underway to confirm the pathogenicity of the strain. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place around the premises.

  249. Added further details of the measures that will apply in the AIPZ in England from 00:01 on 29 November 2021.

  250. Updated to reflect that new housing measures will come into force at 00:01 on Monday 29 November 2021. This means that it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers across the UK to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of the disease.

  251. Further testing has confirmed highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1) in birds at 3 premises: 2 premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire and a second premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around each of the premises.

  252. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire and at a second premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place around each of the premises. Further testing has also confirmed that avian influenza in birds at a premises near Wells-next-the-sea, North Norfolk, Norfolk is a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1). 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around the premises.

  253. Added new avian influenza prevention zone declaration with additional housing measures for parts of North Yorkshire (the districts of Harrogate, Hambleton and Richmondshire). Updated latest situation: avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Wells-next-the-sea, North Norfolk, Norfolk and at a premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place around the premises. Further testing has also confirmed highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1) in birds at a premises near North Fambridge, Maldon, Essex and at a premises near Mouldsworth, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire. 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around the premises.

  254. Updated latest situation: avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near North Fambridge, Maldon, Essex. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place around the premises. Further testing has also confirmed that avian influenza in birds at a premises near Silecroft, Copeland, Cumbria is a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1). 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around the premises.

  255. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Mouldsworth, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place around the premises.

  256. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Silecroft, Copeland, Cumbria. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place around the premises. Further testing has also confirmed that avian influenza in birds at a premises near Pokesdown, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole is a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1). 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around the premises.

  257. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Pokesdown, Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place around the premises. Further testing has also confirmed that avian influenza in birds at a premises near Willington, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire is a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1). The Temporary Control Zones have been revoked and replaced by a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone.

  258. Updated to reflect that further testing has confirmed highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1) in birds at a premises near Kirkham, Fylde, Lancashire. 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around the premises. Avian influenza H5N1 was also confirmed in birds at a premises near Willington, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place around the premises.

  259. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Kirkham, Fylde, Lancashire. Further testing is underway to confirm the pathogenicity of the strain. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place surrounding the premises.

  260. Added link to avian influenza and game birds guidance on the Game Farmers Association website.

  261. Updated to reflect that further testing has confirmed highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1) at premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire and premises near Salwick, Fylde, Lancashire. 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zones have been put in place surrounding these premises. Issued general licence for the movement of samples for salmonella testing from premises in the Protection Zone or Surveillance Zone.

  262. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, England. Further testing is underway to confirm the pathogenicity of the strain. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place surrounding the premises.

  263. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Salwick, Fylde, Lancashire, England. Further testing is underway to confirm the pathogenicity of the strain. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place surrounding the premises.

  264. Further testing has now confirmed highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1) at premises near Frinton-on-sea, Tendring, Essex, England. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place surrounding the premises.

  265. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a premises near Frinton-on-Sea, Tendring, Essex, England. Further testing is underway to confirm the pathogenicity of the strain. 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place surrounding the premises. Also updated the AIPZ section.

  266. Updated guidance to reflect that the UK is no longer free from avian influenza under the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) rules.

  267. Updated to reflect that the case of avian influenza H5N1 confirmed at a premises near Alcester, Bidford, Warwickshire to be a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1) after further testing.

  268. Avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in a small poultry unit at a premises near Alcester, Bidford, Warwickshire.

  269. Updated to reflect changes to the bird gatherings general licence. From 8 November 2021 no gatherings of poultry, galliforme birds or anseriforme birds are permitted.

  270. Updated to reflect that the case of avian influenza in the Angus constituency in Scotland to be a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1) after further testing.

  271. Added links to guidance on avian influenza cases and disease control zones in England. Moved the movement controls and licences details for England cases to this guidance.

  272. Updated guidance to reflect that an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across Great Britain. A case of avian influenza H5N1 has also been confirmed in birds at a premises in the Angus constituency in Scotland.

  273. Updated to reflect that further testing has confirmed a case of H5N1 Avian Influenza at a premises near Chirk, Wrexham, Wales to be a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1).

  274. Updated to reflect that a case of H5N1 Avian Influenza has been confirmed at a premises near Wrexham, Wales.

  275. Updated to reflect that the 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been amended and 3km and 10km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zones have been declared around the rescue centre near Droitwich Spa, Wychavon, Worcestershire.

  276. Updated the 'Trade, import and export issues' section to reflect that the UK retains its World Animal Health Organisation (OIE) disease free status.

  277. Updated the meat from poultry within a Protection Zone in England general licences.

  278. Added details on general and specific licensing for Protection and Surveillance Zones in the movement controls and licences section including application requesting exemption from restrictions (EXD100) form.

  279. Updated to reflect that further testing has confirmed highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1) at a rescue centre near Droitwich Spa, Wychavon, Worcestershire. The 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone have been revoked and replaced by a 3km Protection and a 10km Surveillance Zone around the premises. Added section of risk levels.

  280. Updated to reflect that a new case of avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in birds at a rescue centre near Droitwich Spa, Worcestershire.

  281. Updated the section on 'How to spot avian influenza'.

  282. Updated the section on 'Meat from poultry within a Protection Zone in England'.

  283. Updated to reflect that the UK is now free from avian influenza.

  284. Updated Rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone guidance document

  285. Updated to reflect that the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been lifted.

  286. Updated to reflect that the risk of avian influenza in poultry has now been reduced to ‘low’.

  287. Updated to reflect that the Surveillance Zone surrounding the premises near Uttoxeter, East Staffordshire was revoked. Local movement restrictions have been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  288. Updated to reflect that the Protection Zone surrounding the premises near Uttoxeter, East Staffordshire has been revoked and the area merged with the respective Surveillance Zone.

  289. Updated to reflect that certain bird gatherings can take place in GB provided you notify the APHA and you meet the requirements of the General Licence.

  290. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed in 2 captive peregrine falcons at a private residential premises near Skelmersdale, West Lancashire on 31 March 2021. Further testing has confirmed this to be Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI H5N8).

  291. Updated the 'Biosecurity and preventing welfare impacts in poultry and captive birds' publication and biosecurity checklist.

  292. Updated the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) declaration and changes to the avian influenza risk levels.

  293. Replaced the 'Rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone' document.

  294. Updated the latest situation section to reflect the housing measures component of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) will still be lifted at 11:59 pm on 31 March 2021.

  295. Updated to reflect that after further laboratory testing, the case of avian influenza H5N8 in broiler chickens at a commercial premises near Uttoxeter, East Staffordshire has been confirmed as a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the infected premises.

  296. Updated to reflect that after further laboratory testing, the case of avian influenza (H5N3) in turkey breeders near Winsford, Cheshire West and Chester, has been confirmed as a low pathogenic strain. A 1km Temporary Movement Restriction Zone has been replaced with a 1km low pathogenic avian influenza Restricted Zone.

  297. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N8 (pathogenicity to be confirmed) was confirmed in broiler chickens at a commercial premises near Uttoxeter, East Staffordshire. A 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zone has been declared around the premises.

  298. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N3 was confirmed in turkey breeders near Winsford, Cheshire West and Chester. A 1km Temporary Movement Restriction Zone has been declared around the premises.

  299. Updated the 'How to prepare for when your free-range birds can be let outside again' guidance document.

  300. Updated to reflect that the risk of avian influenza has reduced to ‘medium’ and housing restrictions end on 31 March 2021.

  301. Added information around H5N8 influenza of avian origin being detected in 3 seals and a fox that died at a wildlife rehabilitation centre in England.

  302. Updated the Public Health England advice on the 'risk level' and 'advice to the public' sections.

  303. The Surveillance Zone around a premises near Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland has been revoked.

  304. Uploaded General licence for the movement of mammals, except equines, on foot from and returning to the same premises in the Protection or Surveillance Zone where poultry or other captive birds are kept

  305. Updated to reflect that the Protection Zone surrounding the premises near Redcar has been revoked and the area merged with the Surveillance Zone.

  306. Added general licence EXD 296(HPAI)(E) for the movement of captive birds, other than poultry, from a premises located in an area free of restrictions or in an AIPZ to a premises located within a Surveillance or Protection Zone in England.

  307. Updated the guidance under the 'Bird fairs, markets, shows and other gatherings' and 'Pigeons or birds of prey' headings.

  308. Updated the 'Cases in Scotland' section following confirmation of an additional case of avian influenza in Scotland.

  309. Updated Rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone guidance

  310. Updated to reflect that after further laboratory testing, the case of avian influenza near Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland, has been confirmed as a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N8). A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around the premises.

  311. Avian influenza H5N8 (pathogenicity to be confirmed) was confirmed in laying chickens at a small commercial premises near Redcar, Redcar and Cleveland on 6 February 2021.

  312. Updated to reflect that the Surveillance Zone around a premises near Watton, Breckland, Norfolk has been revoked.

  313. Updated the 'Rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone' guidance.

  314. Updated to reflect that following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the Surveillance Zone around a premises near Exmouth, West Devon, Devonhas been revoked.

  315. Updated to reflect that the Surveillance Zone around a premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk has been revoked. Added section on case in Wales.

  316. Updated to reflect that the Protection Zone surrounding the premises near Watton, Breckland, Norfolk have been revoked and the areas merged with the Surveillance Zone.

  317. Updated to reflect that the Surveillance Zone declared on 19 January around the second premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  318. Updated the 'Rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone' guidance.

  319. Updated to reflect that the Protection Zone surrounding the premises near Exmouth, East Devon, Devon have been revoked and the areas merged with the Surveillance Zone. Added section on cases in Northern Ireland.

  320. Updated to reflect that the Surveillance Zone around a premises near Gillingham, North Dorset, Dorset has been revoked.

  321. Added the general licence for the movement of horses for the purpose of exercise from a premises in the Surveillance Zone where poultry or other captive birds are kept. Updated the rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone. The Protection Zones surrounding both the second and third premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk have been revoked and the Surveillance Zone around a premises near Hawes in North Yorkshire has been revoked.

  322. Updated to reflect that the surveillance zone near Hawes, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire has been revoked.

  323. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the Surveillance Zone declared on 8 January around a premises near Willington in South Derbyshire has been revoked.

  324. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance, the Surveillance Zone declared on 9 January around a premises near Attleborough in Norfolk and the Surveillance Zone declared on 10 January around a premises near King’s Lynn in Norfolk have both been revoked.

  325. Updated the 'Biosecurity and preventing welfare impacts in poultry and captive birds' guidance document.

  326. The Protection Zone declared on 19 December around a premises near Gillingham in Dorset has been revoked and the areas merged with the Surveillance Zone. Updated the rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone guide.

  327. The Protection Zone declared on 22 December around a premises near Hawes in North Yorkshire and the Protection Zone declared on 5 December around a premises near King’s Lynn in Norfolk have been revoked and the areas merged with the Surveillance Zones.

  328. The Protection Zone declared on 4 December 2020 around the first premises near Attleborough in Norfolk has been revoked and the area merged with the Surveillance Zone.

  329. The Protection Zone declared on 15 December 2020 around a premises near Willington, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire was revoked on 8 January 2021 and the area merged with the Surveillance Zone.

  330. Updated the guidance on 'Rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone'.

  331. Updated to reflect that the Surveillance Zones declared around 2 premises near Northallerton in North Yorkshire have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

  332. Replaced the 'General licence for the movement of mammals from or to premises in the Protection or Surveillance Zone where poultry or other captive birds are kept (EXD247(HPAI)(EW))'.

  333. Updated rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone.

  334. Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza H5N8 has been confirmed in backyard poultry at a premises near Exmouth, East Devon, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been declared around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the Protection Zones declared on 29 November and 3 December around two premises near Northallerton in North Yorkshire has been revoked and the area merged with the Surveillance Zone.

  335. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 has been confirmed in rearing ducks at a premises near Watton, Breckland, Norfolk. A 3.4km Protection Zone and 10.4km Surveillance Zone has been declared around the premises. Further testing has also confirmed highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N8) in a captive bird (non-poultry) premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk confirmed on 26 December. The Temporary Control Zone has been revoked and a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Temporary Control Surveillance Zone has been declared around the premises.

  336. Declaration of a Temporary Control Zone (H5N8 Avian Influenza) – near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk.

  337. Revocation of the avian influenza Surveillance Zone in Leicestershire centred on grid reference SK7723021404.

  338. Updated rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone.

  339. Updated the 'Avian Influenza Prevention Zone' section - added guidance on biosecurity and housing requirements for chicken, turkey, duck, geese and game birds keepers.

  340. Made changes to the 'Wild birds' section.

  341. Updated the 'Rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone' guidance.

  342. Update: Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in a backyard flock of chickens near Hawes, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire.

  343. Updated the 'Rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone' guidance.

  344. Updated the latest situation section - Following further testing, highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed in a commercial duck breeding premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk.

  345. Updated to reflect that Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed in backyard poultry near Gillingham, North Dorset, Dorset and Avian influenza H5N8 (pathogenicity to be confirmed) was confirmed in a commercial duck breeding premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk.

  346. Updated to reflect that following successful completion of disease control activities within the zones, the Surveillance Zone near Leominster, Herefordshire declared on 9 December 2020 and the Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone declared on the 23 November 2020 have now been revoked.

  347. Updated to reflect that avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in a backyard flock of chickens near Hawes, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire.

  348. Updated to reflect that the 3km Protection Zone in Leicestershire declared on the 23 November 2020 has been revoked and the area that formed that Protection Zone has become part of the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  349. Updated to reflect that the Restricted Zone near Deal, Kent declared on 2 November 2020 has now been revoked.

  350. Updated the guidance under the 'Pigeons or birds of prey' heading.

  351. Updated to reflect that Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 has been confirmed in captive birds and poultry at a premises near Willington, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire.

  352. Updated to reflect that additional housing measures have come into force.

  353. Updated the 'Biosecurity and preventing welfare impacts in poultry and captive birds' guidance and the 'Biosecurity self-assessment checklist'.

  354. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 was confirmed in captive birds (non-poultry premises) in a wild bird rescue near Droitwich Spa, Wychavon, Worcestershire on the 13 December 2020.

  355. Added Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declaration (includes housing measures) which comes into force from 14 December 2020 until further notice.

  356. Added general licence for the movement of poultry by products and hatching eggs for disposal from premises in a Protection or Surveillance Zone (EXD389 (HPAI)(EW)).

  357. The 3km Protection Zone declared at 12.00 on 12 November 2020 around a premises near Leominster in Herefordshire has been revoked. The area that formed that Protection Zone has now been replaced by a Surveillance Zone.

  358. Updated the rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone.

  359. Updated the general licence for the movement of table eggs into, within or out of a Protection or Surveillance Zone in England or Wales (EXD243(AI)(EW)) and the rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone with details of new IPs and dates.

  360. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, the Surveillance Zone declared on 27 November 2020 around the premises near Frodsham in Cheshire has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone measures remain in place.

  361. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 has been confirmed in rearing turkeys at a premises near King’s Lynn, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk. A 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the infected premises.

  362. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 was confirmed in rearing turkeys at a premises near Attleborough, Breckland, Norfolk on the 4 December 2020. A 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the infected premises.

  363. Updates to reflect new housing measures which come into force at 12:01am on the 14 December 2020.

  364. Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 has been confirmed in rearing turkeys at a premises near Northallerton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the infected premises.

  365. Updated biosecurity guidance.

  366. Updated the general licence for the spreading on premises or movement of used poultry litter, poultry manure and poultry slurry originating from premises in a Protection Zone or a Surveillance Zone in England or Wales (EXD353(HPAI)(EW)).

  367. Declaration of a Temporary Control Zone (Avian Influenza) – near Northallerton, North Yorkshire.

  368. Updated the rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone guidance with details of the new zones and dates.

  369. Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 has been confirmed in rearing turkeys at a premises near Northallerton, North Yorkshire .A 3km Protection and 10km Temporary Zone has been put in place around the infected premises

  370. Avian influenza H5N8 confirmed in rearing turkeys at a premises near Northallerton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire.

  371. Updated the content under the 'wild birds' heading.

  372. Updated the general licence for the movement of poultry carcases for disposal from premises in a Protection Zone in England or Wales (EXD339(HPAI)(EW)).

  373. Updated to reflect the 3km Protection Zone in Cheshire declared on the 3 November 2020 has been revoked and has become part of the 10km Surveillance Zone.

  374. Updated the 'Biosecurity and preventing welfare impacts in poultry and captive birds' guidance document.

  375. Updated the wild birds list in the latest situation section.

  376. Changed the format of the biosecurity self-assessment checklist.

  377. Updated the 'Rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone' guidance document.

  378. Updated to reflect that further testing has confirmed avian influenza H5N8 in poultry and captive birds at a premises near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire as a highly pathogenic strain.

  379. Updated the latest situation section - following confirmation of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 in captive birds at a wetland centre near Stroud in Gloucestershire a 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been put in place around the site.

  380. Added general licence for the movement of mammals from or to premises in the Protection or Surveillance Zone where poultry or other captive birds are kept (EXD247(HPAI)(EW)).

  381. Avian influenza H5N8 (pathogenicity to be confirmed) has been confirmed in poultry and captive birds at a premises near Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire.

  382. Updated the biosecurity guidance for bird keepers and published a new biosecurity self-assessment checklist.

  383. Updated the latest news section - Avian influenza H5N8 (pathogenicity to be confirmed) has been confirmed in captive birds at a non-poultry premises near Stroud in Gloucestershire.

  384. Updated the wild birds section following further findings of avian influenza in wild birds.

  385. Added further general licences under the 'Licencing for Protection and Surveillance Zones' heading.

  386. Updated the latest situation section - further wild birds have tested positive for avian influenza H5N8.

  387. Updated the rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed game birds originating in the Protection Zone guidance.

  388. Updated the wild birds paragraph in the latest situation section.

  389. Added the general licence for the movement of samples for salmonella testing from premises in the Protection Zone or Surveillance Zone.

  390. Updated the latest situation and movement controls and licences section: Confirmed the case of avian influenza H5N8 in broiler breeder chickens near Leominster in Herefordshire to be a highly pathogenic strain. 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have now been put in place.

  391. Updated to reflect that bird gatherings are currently not allowed to take place across England.

  392. Updated the latest situation section - an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across the whole of England.

  393. Updated to reflect a further case of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 in broiler breeder chickens near Leominster in Herefordshire.

  394. Updated the latest situation section - avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 has been found in 3 wild geese (1 Canada Goose and 2 Greylag Geese) near Stroud, Gloucestershire.

  395. Updated the latest situation section to reflect that avian influenza (HPAI) H5N8 has been found in wild geese (Canada Geese and a Greylag Goose) near Stroud, Gloucestershire.

  396. Updated the movement controls and licences with information on general licences.

  397. Updated the latest situation section to reflect that the risk level for avian influenza incursion in wild birds in GB has been raised to high.

  398. Minor update to the 'Advice for the public' section.

  399. Updated the movement controls and licencing section.

  400. Updated the latest situation section to reflect that a 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone have now been put in place around the infected premises near Frodsham, Cheshire.

  401. Updated to reflect that avian influenza of the H5N8 strain has been confirmed at a premises near Frodsham in Cheshire.

  402. Updated guidance under the 'Movement controls and licences' heading around movement licences.

  403. Updated the latest situation section. Low pathogenicity avian influenza (LPAI) of the H5N2 strain has been confirmed at a small commercial premises near Deal in Kent.

  404. Updated the information under the movement controls heading.

  405. Added a link to the interactive map.

  406. Updated the latest situation content following testing at a small commercial poultry premises near Deal, Kent.

  407. Updated the latest situation section to reflect there's a medium risk of bird flu occurring in wild birds in the UK.

  408. Updated the latest situation section to reflect that there is an increased risk of AI from migrating birds in winter.

  409. Updated to reflect that the UK has now declared itself free from avian influenza.

  410. Updated the latest situation as it was out of date. The current risk of bird flu occurring in the UK is low.

  411. Updated the Do you keep chickens, ducks, geese… Help protect your birds from the risk of bird flu leaflet as the link on tip 4 was out of date. You should register birds at www.gov.uk/guidance/poultry-registration.

  412. Updated the Biosecurity and preventing welfare impacts in poultry and captive birds document: Minor editorial changes including amendments to general biosecurity subsections and “Protecting your birds” paragraph.

  413. Minor change to latest situation section to indicate that outbreaks of HPAI have been found in poultry and wild birds in several countries across Europe.

  414. Updated the trade and export section after the restrictions on the confirmed case in mid-Suffolk have been lifted.

  415. Updated to include the declaration revoking the restricted zone around a premises in mid-Suffolk.

  416. Updated the case in Mid Suffolk, 10 December 2019 to include contact details for licensing queries on movements into, within or out of the zone.

  417. Updated the guidance under the 'Trade, import and export issues' heading.

  418. Updated as the strain of outbreak has now been confirmed as Low pathogenic avian influenza H5N3.

  419. Minor restructure of the page and updates to content following the outbreak of LPAI in Mid Suffolk. Also minor amendment to the welsh translation of the page and update to reflect that this translation will not be updated during the outbreak.

  420. Updated to reflect that low pathogenic avian influenza has been confirmed in broiler breeder chickens at a commercial farm in Mid Suffolk.

  421. Updated the latest situation to reflect that there is an increased risk of AI from migrating birds in winter.

  422. Link to disease alerts service updated

  423. Amended the Bird fairs, markets, shows and other gatherings sections to clarify the requirement for a signed declaration and latest situation.

  424. Welsh language page now available

  425. Updated the link for the interactive map to https://defra.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8cb1883eda5547c6b91b5d5e6aeba90d.

  426. Added a link to the rationale for deciding Higher Risk Areas.

  427. Guidance on the Higher Risk Areas in Great Britain added.

  428. Contact details to report a notifiable disease updated

  429. Avian flu Prevention Zone n longer in force - it has been revoked (ended) today.

  430. Added a link to photos of clinical signs of avian influenza.

  431. Prevention Zone now also in force in Wales; we've added a link.

  432. Edited the section, trade, import and export issues: there is no reason why trade should be affected following the findings of bird flu in wild birds in January 2018.

  433. Bird keepers in the whole of England are now required to take specific precautions because a Prevention Zone has now been put in place across the country.

  434. Prevention Zone section updated with a link to the Rapid Risk Assessment on the H5N6 cases in wild birds in Dorset.

  435. We have declared a Prevention Zone in areas of South Dorset - imposing requirements on all bird keepers - after bird flu has been found in wild birds in that area.

  436. Routine editorial update to reflect the current risk of bird flu as winter approaches, also specific advice for keepers of gamebirds.

  437. Updated because the UK has declared itself officially free from highly pathogenic avian influenza. We have also removed legal documents specifically related to the outbreak December 2016 and June 2017.

  438. Biosecurity advice updated, and new one-page leaflet added.

  439. Added link to national epidemiology report on cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 between between April and May 2017.

  440. Final Surveillance Zone restrictions removed in the case near Diss, South Norfolk.

  441. In the case near Diss, South Norfolk, the 3km PZ has now been merged with the 10km SZ.

  442. Added a link to national epidemiology report on cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N8 between December 2016 and March 2017 under the 'movement controls and licences' heading.

  443. Updated because the Prevention Zone is no longer in place in certain areas of Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside.

  444. Final Surveillance Zone restrictions removed in the 2 cases near Thornton, Wyre, Lancashire. Prevention Zone restrictions remain in force across GB.

  445. Routine update of information about meat from poultry within a Protection Zone.

  446. Updated with information about confirmed case near Diss, South Norfolk

  447. Updated to reflect changes in relation to the 2 cases near Thornton, Wyre, Lancashire: in each case the 3km PZ has been merged with the 10km SZ. We've also updated the biosecurity advice document.

  448. Updated version of the backyard flocks leaflet published.

  449. Updated advice leaflet for keepers of small 'backyard flocks'.

  450. Updated with details of the new Prevention Zone and bird gathering rules from 15 May 2017.

  451. Updated with plans to lift the Prevention Zone, and ban on gatherings, across England from 15 May, except in certain areas of Lancashire and Cumbria (where controls will remain).

  452. Routine update of information about meat from poultry within a Protection Zone.

  453. Routine update of information about meat from poultry within a Protection Zone.

  454. Updated with information about a further confirmed case in a backyard flock of poultry near Thornton, Wyre, Lancashire.

  455. Updated with information about confirmed case near Thornton, Wyre, Lancashire.

  456. Updated following the announcement that the Prevention Zone, and the ban on poultry gatherings, will be lifted on 15 May 2017.

  457. We have updated the information on the rules from 13 April 2017.

  458. The Prevention Zone rules will change from 13 April 2017: keepers will no longer be required to house poultry or have total range netting in place in Higher Risk Areas of England, but they will continue to be required to follow our detailed requirements on strict biosecurity.

  459. Updated to add a link to advice on the welfare of housed birds, in the 'latest' section.

  460. Routine update of information about meat from poultry within a Protection Zone.

  461. Updated the advice document, "biosecurity and preventing welfare impacts in poultry and captive birds"

  462. Final Surveillance Zone restrictions removed in the case near Haltwhistle, Northumberland. Prevention Zone restrictions remain in force across GB.

  463. Restrictions have been removed from around a premises near Redgrave, mid-Suffolk, and the Protection Zone has been merged with the Surveillance Zone for the case near Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

  464. Final Surveillance Zone restrictions removed in the case near Pilling, Wyre, Lancashire.

  465. The 3km Protection Zone around the poultry premises near Redgrave, mid-Suffolk has been merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone

  466. Updated because of removal of the Protection Zone restrictions at the third site near Pilling, Wyre, Lancashire.

  467. Following investigations into the case of H5N8 near Redgrave in Suffolk, we've detected the virus at a further separate premises and have confirmed that proactive culling of birds will take place. We've also added an updated link to guidance on bird flu and gamebirds.

  468. Updated because of removal of the final Surveillance Zone restrictions near Boston, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

  469. Updated the document covering rules on meat produced from poultry and farmed birds originating in PZs, with list of dates

  470. Updated because of removal of the final Surveillance Zone restrictions at two of the sites near Pilling, Wyre, Lancashire.

  471. Letter from Chief Vet to registered poultry keepers about the new rules added.

  472. New rules from 28 February are now in force; we have published an updated leaflet for keepers of backyard flocks and there's an updated legal declaration.

  473. Updated information on free range eggs and poultry.

  474. Updated because of removal of the Protection Zone restrictions at two of the sites near Pilling, Wyre, Lancashire.

  475. Updated with details of a new case confirmed at a farm near Haltwhistle, Northumberland.

  476. Updated rules for all poultry keepers under the Prevention Zone from 28 February.

  477. Updated as the PZ restrictions have now been lifted on the 26 January case near Boston, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire (SZ restrictions remain in place).

  478. Updated because the remaining Surveillance Zone restrictions around the case near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire (on which disease was confirmed on 16 January 2017) were removed from 00:01.

  479. We have published information about the background to the proposed Higher Risk Areas from 28 February 2017.

  480. Updated information about meat from poultry within a Protection Zone, including one extra general licence.

  481. Updated with declaration confirming the case near Redgrave, mid-Suffolk. We've also added a link to Welsh Government plans from 28 February 2017.

  482. Updated after a 10km Temporary Control Zone was imposed around a poultry premises near Redgrave, mid-Suffolk.

  483. Updated as the PZ restrictions have now been lifted on the 16 January case near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire (SZ restrictions remain in place). We've also updated General Licences EXD243 and EXD353.

  484. Added a link to arrangements in Scotland after 28 February 2017.

  485. Updated after removal of the Surveillance Zone restrictions in the Settle, North Yorkshire case.

  486. Updated with guidance about plans for Prevention Zone controls in England from 28 February 2017.

  487. Minor update following lifting of the SZ restrictions on the case in Wales on 4 February (details are available on the Welsh Government website).

  488. Updated to reflect a further proactive cull of about 280 birds at a further linked premises nearby to one of the cases near Pilling, Wyre, Lancashire.

  489. Updated to reflect changes in relation to the case near Settle, Yorkshire: the 3km PZ has been merged with the 10km SZ.

  490. Updated to reflect the 3rd case confirmed near Pilling, Wyre, Lancashire. New general licence added for movement of mammals from or to premises in the PZ or SZ where poultry or other captive birds are kept.

  491. Updated to reflect additional proactive culling of birds at the case identified on 27 January.

  492. Updated to reflect today's case in a flock of pheasants at a farm near Pilling, Wyre, Lancashire, together with editorial changes to make it easier to find information about current cases.

  493. Updated to cover the new case Boston, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

  494. Updated to reflect a new confirmed case in Lancashire.

  495. We've published an updated version of our detailed advice about how to house your birds and keep them separate from wild birds, and about extra biosecurity measures.

  496. Updated following lifting of the 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) around the infected premises confirmed on 16 December 2016 near Louth, East Lindsey in Lincolnshire. However, the Protection Zone and Surveillance Zone for the new case declared on 16 January, which cover very similar areas, remain in force so anyone affected in this area is likely still to be covered by restrictions and should check our maps.

  497. A minor correction to today's declaration was published, together with minor editorial review of the remainder of this guide.

  498. Updated following the case of avian influenza H5N8 confirmed in a commercial turkey unit in East Lindsey, Lincolnshire.

  499. Updated with link to advice on rearing game birds and shooting whilst the Prevention Zone is in force.

  500. Clarified information around free range status under the Prevention Zone.

  501. Updated to reflect changes in controls around the case in Lincolnshire - the Protection Zone has been lifted, with Surveillance Zone controls remaining in place.

  502. Updated following a new case confirmed in Yorkshire.

  503. Updated Prevention Zone declaration, advice for keepers of backyard flocks, and updated general licences which also cover Wales.

  504. Updated following announcement that the prevention zone will be extended to 28 February 2017.

  505. Latest situation updated following confirmation of avian influenza in a backyard flock of chickens and ducks in Carmarthenshire, Wales.

  506. Routine editorial update, including link to report of highly pathogenic avian influenza (bird flu) H5N8 found in wild birds.

  507. Added general licences for movements of poultry carcases, and litter, manure etc.

  508. Updated to reflect latest findings in wild birds.

  509. Latest situation updated following the confirmed case in a wild bird in Wales on 22 December 2016.

  510. Added an additional general licence for movements of table eggs.

  511. The interactive map has now been updated and is available again.

  512. Added a note: interactive map will be unavailable for a short while from 6pm tonight.

  513. Updated following the announcement of a temporary suspension on certain bird gatherings from 20 December 2016.

  514. General licence added for the movement of samples for salmonella testing.

  515. Information added about how to apply for specific movement licences.

  516. Updated information on movement of meat from poultry within the Protection Zone.

  517. Link to interactive map added.

  518. Further information added about controls in the Protection Zone and Surveillance Zone in Lincolnshire.

  519. Updated following case in turkeys in Lincolnshire confirmed on 16 December 2016.

  520. We've expanded our advice on flying pigeons or birds of prey.

  521. Information added about birds of prey, game birds and shooting in the Prevention Zones.

  522. Updates to background information, including the reasons for the controls, and bird fairs and gatherings, in the light of queries we've received.

  523. Updated information document on biosecurity and preventing disease in captive birds within a Prevention Zone, to address the situation in Scotland and Wales; also added information about backyard flocks, and free range status.

  524. Updated to include links to Prevention Zones now in place in Scotland and Wales.

  525. Updated information document on biosecurity and preventing disease in captive birds within a Prevention Zone,

  526. A Prevention Zone was declared on 6 December, requiring poultry keepers to keep chickens, hens, ducks and turkeys housed indoors or separate from wild birds; other captive birds must be kept separate from wild birds.

  527. Updated version of advice document "Biosecurity and preventing disease in captive birds" added - includes new information about the Animal and Plant Health Agency “testing to exclude” scheme, and updated advice on welfare surveillance.

  528. Updated the guidance on what to do if you find dead wild birds.

  529. Latest situation, risk of disease, and biosecurity advice updated.

  530. Link added to epidemiological report into the Dunfermline case; wider editorial review following lifting of all restrictions in recent cases in England.

  531. Updated to reflect the lifting of restrictions on the case in Scotland.

  532. Updated following confirmation by the Scottish authorities of a case of low severity (H5N1) avian influenza (bird flu) on a poultry breeding farm in Dunfermline.

  533. Updated to reflect suspected case in Scotland, 10 January 2016.

  534. Updated following lifting of restrictions in Lancashire.

  535. Additional general licence now available - spreading or movement of used poultry litter, manure and slurry from premises in the Surveillance Zone EXD353.

  536. Updated declaration and licences following ending of the Protection Zone at 00:01 on 7 August.

  537. Minor technical updates to general licences EXD247, EXD293, EXD339, EXD346, EXD341

  538. Added new general licence for movement of mammal carcases from premises in the Protection Zone.

  539. Edited the details of the specific movement licences which are currently available.

  540. 3 new general licences for movements affected by the PZ or SZ have been published.

  541. Updated to note that culling of birds at the affected premises has now been completed.

  542. We have reviewed and slightly re-organised some information to make it easier to find current details.

  543. Added details of a specific licence for the movement of hatching eggs from the Surveillance Zone to a designated premises for scientific, diagnostic, pharmaceutical purposes.

  544. Added information about a specific licence available for the movement of hatching eggs from the Surveillance Zone.

  545. Updated version of the general licence - movement of mammals from or to premises in the Protection or Surveillance Zones.

  546. Added guidance and licences for Food Business Operators.

  547. Updates to information about movement controls and licences, and trade issues, and wider editorial reviews.

  548. Updated following confirmation of a case of H7N7 avian flu in Lancashire.

  549. Added information in the movement licences section about extra general and specific licences.

  550. New information about general and specific movement licences has been added.

  551. Updates to movement controls and further editorial reviews and changes.

  552. Ongoing process of editorial review and further detailed updates.

  553. Updated to reflect a case in Lancashire, July 2015.

  554. Added link to the reports which summarise the investigations carried out into the bird flu outbreaks in Yorkshire and Hampshire in 2014 and 2015.

  555. Edited to cover lifting of the restriction zone in Hampshire.

  556. Updated to reflect that culling has now been completed.

  557. Updated to reflect the start of culling at the farm.

  558. Minor editorial changes throughout this guidance

  559. Updated in the light of the low severity avian flu case confirmed in Hampshire.

  560. Updated to reflect the lifting of the surveillance zone on 21 December 2014.

  561. Updated to reflect the protection zone now being lifted but surveillance zone restrictions remain in force.

  562. Added general licence for the movement of horses (other than in vehicles) to or from premises in the PZ and SZ where poultry or other captive birds are kept.

  563. Updated general licence for the movement of mammals from or onto premises in the Surveillance Zone or Protection Zone where poultry or other captive birds are kept (EXD315).

  564. Added general licences on mammals from bird premises in PZ/SZ, and salmonella samples for testing.

  565. Added guidance for the conduct of bird fairs, markets, shows and other gatherings

  566. Published amendment to the general licence on bird fairs, markets, shows and other gatherings.

  567. Replaced Movement of table eggs within or out of a PZ or SZ - general licence (EXD317) - a minor error has been corrected.

  568. Published general licence for the movement of table eggs within or out of a Protection or Surveillance Zone.

  569. General licence added on bird gatherings.

  570. Added new general licence for the movement of mammal and poultry carcases from premises in the Protection Zone.

  571. Published general licence for the removal of the special meat mark applied to certain poultry meat originating in a Protection Zone.

  572. Added information about specific movement licence for the movement of used poultry manure, litter or slurry.

  573. Published general movement licence for the movement of eggs from a premises in the Protection or Surveillance Zone to a designated egg packing centre.

  574. New guidance published "Wild birds: biosecurity measures" in the biosecurity guidance section

  575. Added general licence for the movement of poultry meat from poultry originating in a Protection Zone or originating from an area that subsequently becomes a Protection Zone.

  576. Added guidance for Food Business Operators on the control measures relating to poultry meat and farmed game birds.

  577. Added information about designation of slaughterhouses to accept birds from the restricted zones, under the 'Licences' heading.

  578. Guidance is now available on how to apply for a movement licence: see the 'Licences' heading.

  579. Updated to reflect the end of the cull.

  580. Updated guidance on restrictions in place in Protection Zone and Surveillance Zone.

  581. Updated biosecurity guidance to include specific precautions regarding wild birds.

  582. Minor updates.

  583. Updated because the disease strain has been identified.

  584. Added link to interactive map.

  585. Updated with current guidance.

  586. Added link to the Public Health England news story

  587. Linked to latest press release.

  588. Declaration added in relation to 16 November 2014 case in Yorkshire.

  589. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

  590. AHVLA documents have been re-assigned to the new Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA).

  591. First published.