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Guidance: Avian influenza (bird flu): cases and disease control zones in England

Animal Plant Health Agency

November 26
21:29 2021

When avian influenza is confirmed or suspected in poultry or other captive birds, disease control zones are put in place around the infected premises to prevent the spread of the disease. Within these zones a range of restrictions on the movement of poultry and material associated with their keeping can apply.

Check if you are in a zone on our interactive map.

Definitive requirements are set out in the published declarations for each disease control zone currently in force. For further information see our Cases and disease control zones section.

For details of cases in:

General or specific licences allow the movement of birds, products of animal origin or mammals from zones. This page lists the licences when available.

See the avian influenza guidance for information on how to spot avian influenza (bird flu), what to do if you suspect it, and measures to prevent it.

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Avian Influenza Prevention Zone

An Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) has been declared across Great Britain, in addition to an enhanced AIPZ with additional requirements in parts of North Yorkshire in England. See the avian influenza guidance for more information.

Cases and disease control zones

The government has confirmed 20 cases of avian influenza H5N1 in England. There is also 1 case of avian influenza in Wales where a small area of the 10km disease control zone around this case extends into England.

Avian influenza Temporary Control Zones

Premises near Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancashire

Avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Clitheroe, Ribble Valley, Lancashire on the 26 November 2021. Further testing is underway to confirm the pathogenicity of the strain. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones have been put in place around the premises. Details of the measures that apply in these zones can be found in the declaration.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza Protection and Surveillance Zones

Fourth Premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire

Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a fourth premises near Thirsk, Hambleton, North Yorkshire on the 26 November 2021. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

A 3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone has been put in place around the premises. Details of the measures that apply in these zones can be found in the declaration.

Premises near Poulton le Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire

Avian influenza H5N1 was confirmed in birds at a premises near Poulton le Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire on the 25 November 2021. Further testing has confirmed this to be a highly pathogenic strain (HPAI H5N1) on the 26 November 2021. All birds on the infected premises will be humanely culled.

3km Protection Zone and 10km Surveillance Zone have been declared around the premises. Details of the measures that apply in these zones can be found in the declaration.

Declaration of a Protection Zone and a Surveillance Zone (H5N1 Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza) Near Poulton le Fylde, Wyre, Lancashire

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