Skip to content


Avian influenza (bird flu)

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 detailed requirements on strict biosecurity, whether you have commercial flocks or just a few birds in a backyard flock.

The detailed requirements and further guidance can be found at GOV.UK – Avian influenza and the latest updates on the situation are also available.

Updates on the situation have also been published on the Devon news centre. The latest update published on the 23 January can be seen at Bird Flu Prevention Zone in place as virus hits UK.