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. Affected birds will be humanely culled.
Details of the measures, which include housing of poultry and captive birds and a ban on release of game birds, that apply in these zones can be found in the declaration.
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control activities and surveillance in the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked.
The government has confirmed 105 cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 in England.
There were also 2 cases of avian influenza in Wales where a small area of the disease control zones around the premises extended into England. One of these zones is still in place and one has been revoked.
In addition there were 2 cases of avian influenza in Scotland where a small area of the surveillance zone surrounding each case extended into England, both of these zones have been revoked.
Disease control zones in force:
The Budgerigar Society, 8 Garvie Brae, Tayport, Fife, DD6 9PR.
Tel 01828 633030