An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across Great Britain, making it a legal requirement for all bird keepers to follow strict biosecurity measures.
Following an increase in the number of detections of avian influenza (bird flu) in wild birds and on commercial premises, the Chief Veterinary Officers from England, Scotland and Wales have declared an AIPZ to mitigate the risk of the disease spreading amongst poultry and captive birds.
This means that from midday on Monday 17 October, it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers in Great Britain to follow strict biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks from the threat of avian flu. More information on this can be found at www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-prevention-zone-declared-across-great-britain
There is not currently a requirement for birds to be housed.
No local cases have yet been reported to North East Lincolnshire Council’s Trading Standards team.