Housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds from avian influenza are being extended and will be in force across England from 00:01 on Monday 7 November 2022.

This means that, from this time, it will be a mandatory requirement for all bird keepers across England to keep their birds housed and to follow strict biosecurity measures, in order to limit the spread and to eradicate the disease.

More information is available on GOV.​UK at: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-housing-order-to-be-introduced-across-england.

Definitive requirements are set out in the published declarations for each disease control zone currently in force. More information is available on GOV.​UK: https://www.gov.uk/guidance/avian-influenza-bird-flu-cases-and-disease-control-zones-in-england

You can also check if specific areas are in a zone by using the following interactive map: https://defra.maps.arcgis.com/apps/webappviewer/index.html?id=8cb1883eda5547c6b91b5d5e6aeba90d.

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Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA)