Chief Vet urges bird keepers to maintain biosecurity as Prevention Zone lifted

All bird keepers should maintain strict biosecurity measures until further notice to keep their birds safe from avian influenza.

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) for poultry and captive birds, introduced to help stop the spread of avian influenza (‘bird flu’), has been lifted.

The enhanced biosecurity measures were brought in across Great Britain in November when there was a medium risk for some poultry premises. The measures have been vital in protecting flocks across the country from the virus which is circulating in wild birds.