The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) for poultry and captive birds, introduced to help stop the spread of avian influenza (‘bird flu’), has been be lifted. This doesn’t mean the avian influenza risk has gone away. The UK has faced its largest ever outbreak of bird flu with over 130 cases confirmed across the country since late October.
However, poultry gatherings, including shows, fairs and markets remain banned in GB until further notice.
Despite the AIPZ being lifted good biosecurity is vital to protect the health of your birds and prevent future outbreaks.
For our article on living with Avian Flu visit:

Keepers can check where disease control zones are located in GB and if they are in a zone on the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) interactive map, and in Northern Ireland on DAERA’s interactive map.  

For further information on cases and details of the measures that apply in the disease control zones currently in force see:




Northern Ireland:

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