Cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 have been confirmed at two premises near Bridlington and at a premise near Selby. All poultry on the premises will be humanely culled. A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance Zone are now in place around the premises. Details of the measures that apply in these zones can be found in the declarations on:
GOV.UK website - Avian Influenza Case premises near Bridlington confirmed 28 August 2022.
GOV.UK website - Avian Influenza Case second premises near Bridlington confirmed 6 September 2022.
GOV.UK website - Avian Influenza Case near Selby, with restriction zones extend which into East Riding, confirmed on 28 September 2022.
The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) was lifted on 16 August 2022. However, there continue to be cases of Avian Influenza (bird flu) identified. The latest information on all cases, the restrictions and an interactive map to check if an area falls within in a disease control zone can be found on the GOV.UK website - Avian influenza.
Maintaining a high standard of biosecurity remains an important measure to help reduce the risk of further avian influenza (bird flu) outbreaks. Poultry and captive bird keepers should remain vigilant for any signs of disease in their birds, and seek prompt advice from their vet if they have any concerns.
All poultry keepers are still encouraged to register their birds on the GB Poultry register so they can be contacted quickly if there is a disease outbreak in their area. This is a legal requirement for keepers of more than 50 birds and highly recommended for all keepers: You can register your birds on the GOV.UK website - How to register your birds.
Avian influenza (bird flu) mainly affects birds, although it can also affect humans and other mammals. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) has said the risk to the general public’s health is very low. People should not touch or pick up any dead or visibly sick birds that they find, advice on what to do if you find dead wild birds can be found on the GOV.UK website - Avian influenza.