Avian flu protection

Mar 17 2022


Following a confirmed case on 4 February 2022 protection and surveillance zones remain in place around Bishops Waltham, see details of enhanced restrictions in this area.

The enhanced protection and surveillance zones around Sherfield English Nr Romsey have been lifted, however a Prevention Zone is still enforce across Great Britain and mandatory housing is still required, as detailed below.

Keep up to date with all national and local restrictions and biosecurity advise.
View a map of the zones.

Following confirmation of Avian Influenza (AI) at several locations in England, the risk level of avian influenza incursion in wild birds in Great Britain has been raised to ‘high’ and as a result a new AI Protection Zone has been declared in England, Scotland and Wales (29 November 2021).

New measures have been introduced which make it a legal requirement from 29th November 2021 for all bird keepers to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease. See the full requirements.

Biosecurity and guidance - We would like to remind all poultry keepers of what signs to look out for, and the importance of good biosecurity. A self assessment tool and advise can be found on the above link.

Poultry Register - If you are not already on the poultry register we would encourage you to register now, this is voluntary for any one with less than 50 birds, but compulsory for anyone with over 50 birds. It will allow you to be better informed to help protect your flock. Details of how to register.

Wild birds - If you find dead wild waterfowl (swans, geese or ducks) or other dead wild birds, such as gulls or birds of prey, you should report them to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77