Avian flu surveillance zones revoked in Derbyshire and Norfolk

Defra has revoked the avian influenza surveillance zone implemented on 8 January around a premises near Willington in South Derbyshire following successful completion of disease control activities.

It has also announced 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in Norfolk and the surveillance zone declared on 10 January around a premises near King’s Lynn in Norfolk have both been revoked. 

Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place. 

The AIPZ means all bird keepers in England (whether they have pet birds, commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock) are required by law to take a range of biosecurity precautions including from the 14 December 2020 keeping their birds indoors except in very specific circumstances.

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