Avian influenza update: latest news

23 May 2022

Poultry Avian influenza
Avian flu restrictriction zone sign by the side of a road

Avian influenza H5N1 has been confirmed in captive birds, poultry and wild birds in England, Wales and Scotland. 

This page is being updated regularly with information on the latest cases, including the restrictions that apply in the Disease Control Zones around the infected premises.

Housing measures

The mandatory housing measures which were in place across the UK since 29 November 2021 were lifted on Monday 2 May 2022. Poultry and other captive birds no longer need to be housed, unless they are in a Protection Zone.

Read more about this: Avian influenza housing measures lifted on 2 May.

Risk of avian influenza

While the risk of avian influenza has been reduced to ‘low’ for premises with good biosecurity and ‘medium’ where biosecurity is suboptimal, the enhanced biosecurity requirements that were brought in as part of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) will remain in force as infection may still be circulating in the environment for several more weeks. All poultry gatherings will remain banned. More information on the current risk level can be found at the Gov.uk website: Avian influenza (bird flu): Risk level.

The latest information on avian influenza in wild birds can be found on the GOV.UK website: Avian influenza (bird flu): Wild birds in the UK.

Visit our NFU avian influenza page for more information and advice. 

Current cases

Please select the links to see each case that has been reported in Great Britain.

Cases where zones are lifted

19 May 2022, Southwell

On 19 May 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Southwell, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises (see map below). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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7 May 2022, Lowdham

On 7 May 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Lowdham, Newark and Sherwood, Nottinghamshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises (see map below). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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22 April 2022, Ilkeston

On 22 April 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Ilkeston, Erewash, Derbyshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises (see map below). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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13 April 2022, Tedburn St Mary (second premises)

On 13 April 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teignbridge, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

HPAI H5N1 Tedburn St Mary 17 May 2022

 

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8 April 2022, Ilminster

On 8 April 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Ilminster, South Somerset, Somerset. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone was put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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8 April 2022, Eye

On 8 April 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Eye, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises (see map below).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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6 April 2022, Tedburn St Mary

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was suspected in birds on 6 April 2022 at a premises near Tedburn St Mary, Teignbridge, Devon. All birds on the infected premises have been humanely culled. Following official testing, HPAI H5N1 was confirmed on 7 April 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). 

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

HPAI H5N1 10km Surveillance Zone Tedburn St Mary 16 May 2022

 

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6 April 2022, Newton St Cyres

On 6 April 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Newton St Cyres, Mid Devon, Devon. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises (see map below).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

A picture of the 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone for Woodbridge 30 March 2022

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6 April 2022, Ely

On 6 April 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Ely, East Cambridgeshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises (see map below).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

A picture of the 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone for Woodbridge 30 March 2022

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30 March 2022, Woodbridge (third premises)

On 30 March 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises (see map below).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

A picture of the 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone for Woodbridge 30 March 2022

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28 March 2022, Stowmarket

On 28 March 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Stowmarket, Mid-Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises (see map below).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

 

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27 March 2022, Woodbridge (second premises)

On 27 March 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises (see map below).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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20 March 2022, Woodbridge

On the 20 March 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Woodbridge, East Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises (see map below).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

Woodbridge Zone Map

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19 March 2022, Strichen

On 19 March 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Strichen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone. You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

More information on avian influenza outbreaks in Scotland can be found on the Scottish Government website.

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18 March 2022, Beith

On 18 March 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Beith, Ayrshire, Scotland. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activity and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

More information on avian influenza outbreaks in Scotland can be found on the Scottish Government website.

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12 March 2022, Market Weston

On 12 March 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Market Weston, West Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see map below).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

HPAI H5N1 Market Weston, West Suffolk 19 May 2022

 

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11 March 2022, Redgrave (second premises)

On 11 March 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5 was confirmed at a second premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

HPAI H5N1 Redgrave, Suffolk 15 May 2022

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11 March 2022, Collieston

On 11 March 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Collieston, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

More information on avian influenza outbreaks in Scotland can be found on the Scottish Government website.

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1 March 2022, Redgrave

On 1 March 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Redgrave, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

HPAI H5N1 Redgrave, Mid Suffolk 19 May 2022

 

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26 February 2022, Elmswell

On 26 February 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Elmswell, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map).

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

HPAI H5N1 Elmswell, Mid Suffolk, 10 May 2022

 

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25 February 2022, Ledbury

On 25 February 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Ledbury, North Herefordshire, Herefordshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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23 February 2022, Blaydon

On 23 February 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at premises near Blaydon, Gateshead, Tyne and Wear. Herefordshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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21 February 2022, Newtown

On 21 February 2022 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Newtown, Powys, Wales. A 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the infected premises (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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21 February 2022, Welshpool

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Welshpool, Montgomeryshire, Powys on 21 February 2022. A 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the infected premises. This premises is in Wales; however, disease control zones put in place surrounding the premises crossed the border into England. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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21 February 2022, Grimsby

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was suspected on 21 February 2022 at a premises near Grimsby, North East Lincolnshire, Lincolnshire. Following official testing, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed and a 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, on the 2 April 2022 the 3km Protection Zone ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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14 February 2022, Wooler

On 14 February 2022, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Wooler, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Control Zone was put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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9 February 2022, Holy Island

On 9 February 2022, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in poultry at premises near Holy Island, Berwick Upon Tweed, Northumberland. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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5 February 2022, Fakenham

On 4 February 2022, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Fakenham, Norfolk. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Control Zone was put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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4 February 2022, Bishops Waltham

On 4 February 2022, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Bishops Waltham, Winchester, Hampshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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28 January 2022, Ashleworth

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding a premises near Ashleworth, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, the 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions has now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures, including the need to house birds, remain in place.

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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28 January 2022, Calveley

On 28 January 2022, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Calveley, Cheshire East, Cheshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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26 January 2022, Whitby

On 26 January 2022, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Whitby, Scarborough, North Yorkshire. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding this premises, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has now been revoked. Nationwide Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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25 January 2022, Byker

On 25 January 2022, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at premises near Byker, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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22 January 2022, Inverurie

On 22 January 2022, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed at a premises near Inverurie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. This premises was deemed a ‘special category premises’ due its non-commercial nature. As a result of this, and based on a veterinary risk assessment, no new disease control zones were applied. More information on avian influenza in Scotland and the disease control zones currently in place can be found on the Scottish government website.

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21 January 2022, Crewe

Highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed at a commercial poultry premises near Crewe, Cheshire East, Cheshire, on 22 January 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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20 January 2022, Ross on Wye

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Ross on Wye, Hereford and South Herefordshire, Herefordshire on 20 January 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. All poultry on the suspect premises were humanely culled. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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13 January 2022, Tattenhall (second premises)

On 13 January 2022, highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a second premises near Tattenhall, Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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13 January 2022, Tattenhall

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Tattenhall, Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire on the 13 January 2022. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked.

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

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9 January 2022, Louth (second premises)

On 9 January 2022 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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7 January 2022, Upholland

On 7 January 2022 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds near Near Upholland, West Lancashire, Lancashire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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5 January 2022, North Somercotes (second premises)

On 5 January 2022 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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4 January 2022, Lazonby

On 4 January 2022 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds near Lazonby, Eden, Cumbria.

On 12 March 2022, following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding a premises near Lazonby, Eden, Cumbria, the 3km Protection Zone and the 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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3 January 2022, Alford (tenth premises)

On 3 January 2022 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a tenth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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2 January 2022, Eton

On 2 January 2022 avian influenza HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds at a premises near Eton, Windsor & Maidenhead, Berkshire. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone, the 3km Protection Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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31 December 2021, Mablethorpe

On 31 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in non-commercial birds at a premises near Mablethorpe, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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31 December 2021, Louth

On 31 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Louth, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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30 December 2021, Romsey

On 30 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in non-commercial birds at a premises near Romsey, Test Valley, Hampshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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28 December 2021, Watlington

On 28 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds at a premises near Watlington, King’s Lynn and West Norfolk, Norfolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone was put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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28 December 2021, North Somercotes

On 28 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near North Somercotes, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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22 December 2021, Buckfastleigh

On 22 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in captive birds at a premises near Buckfastleigh, Teignbridge, Devon. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was put in place around the premises. You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone declared on 22 December 2021 surrounding this premises, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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22 December 2021, Helsby (second premises)

On 22 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in non-commercial birds at a second premises near Helsby, Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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18 December 2021, Helsby

On 18 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Helsby, Cheshire West & Chester, Cheshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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18 December 2021, Alford(ninth premises)

On 18 December HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a ninth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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17 December 2021, Alford (eighth premises)

On 17 December HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a eighth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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16 December 2021, Alford (seventh premises)

On 16 December HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a seventh premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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16 December, near Thirsk (ninth premises)

On 16 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a ninth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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16 December 2021, Alford (sixth premises)

On 16 December HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a sixth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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16 December 2021, Market Bosworth

On 16 December 2021  HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Market Bosworth, Hinckley and Bosworth, Leicestershire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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15 December 2021, Wem

On 15 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Wem, North Shropshire, Shropshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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14 December 2021, Alford (fifth premises)

On 14 December HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a fifth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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14 December 2021, Alford (fourth premises)

On 14 December HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a fourth premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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14 December 2021, Pocklington (second premises)

On 14 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Pocklington, East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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14 December 2021 , Middleton-in-Teesdale

On 14 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Middleton-in-Teesdale, County Durham, Durham. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises the 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zones have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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12 December 2021, Alford (third premises)

On 12 December HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a third premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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12 December 2021, Alford (second premises)

On 12 December HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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11 December 2021, Willington (second premises)

On 11 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Willington, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises the 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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11 December 2021, Alford

On 11 December HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a  premises near Alford, East Lindsey, Lincolnshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended, and the area has merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone (see below map). You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map.

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11 December 2021, Washington

On 11 December 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Washington, Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone surrounding this premises, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has been revoked. Nationwide Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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10 December 2021, Clifford

On 10 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Clifford, Hereford and South Herefordshire, Herefordshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone and the 10km Surveillance Zone were revoked on 25 January. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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10 December 2021, Highworth

On 10 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Swindon, Wiltshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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10 December 2021, Moffat

On 10 December 2021 avian influenza HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Moffat, Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities, the Scottish Government has revoked the 3km Protection Zone around the infected premises. Following completion of preliminary cleansing and disinfection and mandatory surveillance requirements, Scottish ministers declared the end of the 10km Surveillance Zone on 14 January 2022. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place. More information is available on the Scottish Government website.

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9 December 2021, Annan

On 9 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Annan, Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following the completion of preliminary cleansing and disinfection, and mandatory surveillance requirements, Scottish Ministers declared the lifting of the 3 km Protection Zone on 7 January 2022.

Following completion of preliminary cleansing and disinfection and mandatory surveillance requirements, Scottish ministers declared the end of the 10km Surveillance Zone on 16 January 2022. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place. More information is available on the Scottish Government website

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9 December 2021, Aspatria

On 9 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Aspatria, Allerdale, Cumbria. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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8 December 2021, Thirsk (eighth premises)

On 8 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at an eighth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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8 December 2021, Sudbury

On 8 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Sudbury, Babergh, South Suffolk. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 10km Surveillance Zone was revoked on 26 January 2022. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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7 December 2021, Barrow upon Soar (fourth premises)

On 7 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a fourth premises near Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire. A 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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7 December 2021, Pocklington

On 7 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Pocklington, East Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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6 December 2021, Barrow upon Soar (third premises)

On 6 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a third premises near Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire. A 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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5 December 2021, Thirsk (seventh premises)

On 5 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a seventh premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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5 December 2021, Newent

On 5 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Newent, Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premise. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 3km Protection Zone and the 10km Surveillance Zone were revoked on 24 January 2022. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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3 December 2021, Richmond

On 3 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Richmond, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. On 6 February 2022, following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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3 December 2021, Crickhowell

On 3 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Crickhowell, Brecon and Radnorshire, Powys. A 3km Protection Zone, 10km Surveillance Zone and a 10km Restricted Zone was put in place around the premises.

On 4 January 2022, following successful completion of disease control activities within the zone, the area that formed that Protection Zone became part of the Surveillance Zone. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone, on 10 January 2022 the Surveillance Zone and the Restricted Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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3 December 2021, Gretna, Scotland

On 3 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Gretna, Dumfriesshire, Dumfries and Galloway. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises.

On 15 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Gretna, but the premises was designated a “special category premises” due to its non-commercial nature and following a veterinary risk assessment, no new disease control zones were applied.

Following completion of preliminary cleansing and disinfection and mandatory surveillance requirements, Scottish ministers declared the end of the PZ on 10 January 2022.

This premises is in Scotland, however, the Surveillance Zone put in place surrounding the premises crosses the Scotland/England border. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones the 10km Surveillance Zone was revoked on 18 January 2022. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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2 December 2021, Thirsk (sixth premises)

On 2 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a sixth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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2 December 2021, Tutbury

On 2 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Tutbury, East Staffordshire, Staffordshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones, the 10km Surveillance Zone was revoked on the 29 January 2022. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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2 December 2021, Leominster

On 2 December 2021 HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Leominster, North Herefordshire, Herefordshire. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding the premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone surrounding this premises has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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30 November 2021, Barrow upon Soar (second premises)

On 30 November 2021 avian influenza HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire. A 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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28 November 2021, Thirsk (fifth premises)

On 28 November 2021 avian influenza HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a fifth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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26 November 2021, Thirsk (fourth premises)

On 26 November 2021 avian influenza HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a fourth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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26 November 2021, Clitheroe

On 26 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds near Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancashire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. Following a risk assessment a 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone was put in place surrounding the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zone, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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25 November 2021, Anglesey

On 25 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds near Anglesey, Wales. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities within the zone, on 27 December the Surveillance Zone and the Restricted Zone were revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place. 

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25 November 2021, Thirsk (third premises)

On 25 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a third premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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25 November 2021, Poulton le Fylde

On 25 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Poulton le Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. You can check to see if you are in a Disease Control Zone by using the APHA’s interactive map. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone ended on 17 February 2022 and the area merged with the 10km Surveillance Zone. On 20 February the 10km Surveillance Zone was revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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25 November 2021, Barrow upon Soar

On 25 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Barrow upon Soar, Charnwood, Leicestershire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain and a 3km Protection and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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22 November 2021, Thirsk (second premises)

On 22 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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22 November 2021, Leeming Bar (second premises)

On 22 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a second premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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21 November 2021, Thirsk

On 21 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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21 November 2021, Wells-next-the-Sea

On 21 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Wells-next-the-Sea, North Norfolk, Norfolk. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone declared on 22 November 2021 has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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21 November 2021, North Fambridge

On 21 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near North Fambridge, Maldon, Essex. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and 10km Surveillance Zone declared on 21 November 2021 has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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20 November 2021, Mouldsworth

On 20 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Mouldsworth, Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place around the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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19 November 2021, Silecroft

On 19 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Silecroft, Copeland, Cumbria. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place surrounding the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone declared on 21 November 2021 has been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

 

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19 November 2021, Pokesdown

On 19 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Pokesdown, Bournemouth. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone the 10km Surveillance Zone declared on 20 December 2021 has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

 

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17 November 2021, Willington

On 17 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Willington, South Derbyshire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were put in place surrounding the premises. Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises the 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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16 November 2021, Fylde

On 16 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Kirkham, Fylde, Lancashire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain on 17 November 2021. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the Zone, on 24 December the 3km Protection Zone ended and became part of the 10km Surveillance Zone.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone the 10km Surveillance Zone was revoked on 29 December. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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13 November 2021, Leeming Bar

On 13 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Leeming Bar, Hambleton, North Yorkshire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were declared around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the disease control zones surrounding this premises, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and the 10km Surveillance Zone in England has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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12 November 2021, Fylde

On 12 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Salwick, Fylde, Lancashire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain on the 14 November 2021. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone were declared around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the Zone, on the 24 December the 3km Protection Zone ended and became part of the 10km Surveillance Zone.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zone the 10km Surveillance Zone was revoked on 29 December. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

 

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11 November 2021, Tendring

On 11 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Frinton-on-Sea, Tendring, Essex, England. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain. A 3km protection zone and 10km surveillance zone were declared around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Protection Zone has ended and 10km Surveillance Zone declared on 12 November 2021 has now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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7 November 2021, Bidford

On 7 November 2021 avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in a small poultry unit at a premises near Alcester, Bidford, Warwickshire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance the disease control zones have now been revoked. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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3 November 2021, AIPZ announced and outbreak confirmed in Angus, Scotland 

On 3 November the Chief Veterinary Officers of England, Wales and Scotland announced a GB-wide Avian Influenza Prevention Zone, with mandatory biosecurity measures for all poultry keepers.

On 3 November avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises in the Angus constituency in Scotland. On 4 November this case was confirmed as highly pathogenic (HPAI H5N1). A Protection Zone, Surveillance Zone and Restricted Zone were declared around the infected premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities within the disease control zones, on 26 November the Scottish Government has revoked the Protection and Restricted Zone, with those areas merged with the existing 10km Surveillance Zone. On 5 December the 10km Surveillance Zone  was revokedLocal movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

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1 November 2021, Wrexham

Following successful completion of disease control activities within the disease control zones, on 3 December the Welsh Government revoked the remaining disease control zones around the infected premises. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

Information on the restrictions in place within the Disease Control Zones can be found on our page on NFUonline: What to do in an avian influenza disease control zone.

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26 October 2021, Droitwich

On 26 October 2021 the UK chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss confirmed that avian influenza H5N1 had been identified in captive birds at a wild bird rescue centre near Droitwich Spa, Wychavon, Worcestershire. Further testing confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain and all birds on the infected premises were humanely culled.

Following further field and laboratory investigations, on 1 November 2021 the 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone were revoked and replaced with 3km and 10km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zones around the premises.

Following successful completion of disease control activities and surveillance within the zones, the 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone Area A declared on 1 November 2021 was revoked on 26 November 2021 and the areas merged with the 10km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone Area B. On 27 November the 10km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Controlled Zone Area B was lifted. Local movement restrictions have now been removed but the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place.

 

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Expert advice

NFU chief poultry adviser Aimee Mahony said:

“The NFU remains in close dialogue with both Defra and the Animal and Plant Health Agency on this issue and we are working to support any members affected by this case of avian influenza. 

“I would urge all of our poultry members to continue to practise enhanced biosecurity at all times and to be vigilant for any signs of disease in their flock. I would also ask members of the public who keep birds such as chickens, geese and ducks to follow Defra’s biosecurity advice. All bird keepers have an important part to play in reducing the risk of avian influenza, not only to their own birds but also to the commercial poultry sector. 

“It is worth reminding people that the risk to public health from the virus is very low and the Food Standards Agency has also made it clear that bird flu poses a very low food safety risk for UK consumers.”

The UK chief veterinary officer Christine Middlemiss said:

“As we move into the higher risk period over winter, bird keepers should pay extra attention to the health of their birds. Anybody who suspects disease should report it to their vet or the APHA immediately. The best way to tackle this disease is for poultry keepers to ensure that they have strong biosecurity measures in place.”

Simple measures to improve biosecurity

There are some simple measures that all poultry keepers should take to protect their birds against the threat of avian influenza. These apply to people running a large commercial farm or those keeping a few hens in their back garden and are also applicable to those rearing game birds. They include:

  • Keeping the area where birds live clean and tidy
  • Controlling rats and mice
  • Regularly cleaning and disinfecting any hard surfaces
  • Keeping chickens and turkeys completely separate from ducks and geese
  • Conducting regular maintenance checks on bird housing
  • Cleaning moss off the roofs, emptying gutters and removing vegetation between sheds where birds are kept
  • Drawing up contingency plans for storing bedding and dealing with pests
  • Placing birds’ feed and water in fully enclosed areas that are protected from wild birds and removing any spilled feed regularly
  • Putting fencing around outdoor areas where birds are allowed and limiting their access to ponds or areas visited by wild waterfowl
  • Cleaning and disinfecting footwear before and after entering premises where birds are kept

More information

  • Poultry keepers and members of the public should report dead wild birds to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77.
  • Bird keepers should report suspicion of disease to APHA on 03000 200 301.
  • Bird keepers should also familiarise themselves with the government’s avian influenza advice.

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