Avian Influenza: housing measures for poultry and captive birds lifted

Whilst an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) remains in force across the UK until further notice, the mandatory housing measures for poultry and captive birds have now been lifted.

This means that although birds are allowed to range outside, all bird keepers (whether they have pet birds, or a commercial or backyard flock) must continue to take effective and precautionary biosecurity measures to protect their birds from Avian Influenza until further notice. Government has published full guidance on Avian Influenza, including what measures must be taken by bird keepers, and how to identify cases and reduce spread of the disease, on the gov.uk website.

If you have any questions about Avian Influenza, please contact the Environmental Health team by emailing environmentalhealth@scilly.gov.uk or calling 07780 585 139.

Publishing date: 
Friday, 6 May, 2022