The Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs has updated the Avian Influeza Prevention Zone information with the latest measures in force from 28th February until 30 April 2017.
Please click here to see the current declaration notice issued by DEFRA
The Lockwood Parish Council area has NOT been designated as a higher risk area but the safest option to minimise contact between your poultry and wild birds is still to keep them inside or under netting. However, if you are outside the higher risk areas, you can choose to let your poultry outside provided you have taken some additional steps to minimise the risk of infection from wild birds before you do so. Please see the guidance notes below for more details.
Please click here to see the latest DEFRA guidance notes on How to keep your birds safe from Avian Influenza (bird flu).