Restrictions for Avian Influenza are set to be lifted in Scotland

Compulsory housing measures for poultry and captive birds are set to be lifted at the end of this month, the Chief Veterinary Officers from Scotland, England and Wales have announced .

Thursday, 25th March 2021, 9:39 am
The risk to hens and other poultry has decreased

The risk of incursion of avian influenza has been reduced to medium for both wild birds and kept birds, however biosecurity must remain a priority.

Measures put in place have been successful in helping to contain the disease and, provided that there are no new significant cases between now and the end of March, the current measures are due to be relaxed on March 31. The last confirmed case was over a month ago on February 12 in Scotland.

The housing measures, which were introduced in December as one of a range of measures to stop the spread of avian influenza.