Mandatory Housing Measures starting

From 00.01 on October 12th 2022, all poultry and captive birds should be housed in Norfolk, Suffolk and parts of Essex.

The housing order legally requires all bird keepers in these areas to keep their birds indoors and to follow stringent biosecurity measures to help protect their flocks from Avian Influenza. This is for all flocks, regardless of their type or size.

The full document may be viewed here.

The minimum biosecurity measures outlined in the document apply to all poultry, including game and pet birds.

The regional Avian Influenza Prevention Zone comprises that part of England contained within the purple shaded area and consisting of Southend-on-Sea (B), Chelmsford District (B), Breckland District, Norwich District (B), Mid Suffolk District, Ipswich District (B), Broadland District, Rochford District, Tendring District, Colchester District (B), Maldon District (B), Braintree District, Basildon District (B), Castle Point District (B),King's Lynn and West Norfolk District (B), West Suffolk District, North Norfolk District, Great Yarmouth District (B),East Suffolk District, South Norfolk District and Babergh District.