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Avian Influenza - National Prevention Zone - Jan 18

Latest situation from DEFRA 

From 18 January 2018, an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone applies to everyone who keeps poultry or captive birds in England.

If you keep poultry or birds, you must follow the detailed requirements on strict biosecurity, whether you have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock.

DEFRA has taken these measures because bird flu has now been found in wild birds in this country. Bird flu is also present in Europe, and wild bird migration brings birds to the UK from areas where we know highly pathogenic bird flu is present. 

Anyone who finds dead wild birds should report them to the Defra helpline on 03459 33 55 77.

DEFRA currently regard the risk of bird flu occurring in poultry in the UK as low (provided there’s a good standard of biosecurity).

See the DEFRA website for further information.

How to cope in hot weather

The NHS and Public Health England have some useful advice for coping with hot weather on their website (external page).  The site includes a link to the joint publication:  Beat the heat: staying safe in hot weather.