UK wide poultry housing order to be implemented 29 November
The Chief Veterinary Officers for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have agreed to bring in new housing measures to protect poultry and captive birds from avian influenza following a number of confirmed cases across Great Britain in recent weeks.
The new housing measures, which will come into force on Monday 29 November, mean that it will be a legal requirement for all bird keepers across the UK to keep their birds indoors and to follow strict biosecurity measures in order to limit the spread of and eradicate the disease.
As a result of these changes members and scheme participants may be required to implement additional hygiene measures by customers and suppliers.
Information from each of the devolved administrations can be found below:
Northern Ireland: https://www.daera-ni.gov.uk/articles/avian-influenza-ai#toc-2
Guidance on biosecurity measures can be found here.