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Bird flu surveillance zone lifted

22 August 2023


‚ÄčAt 00.01 on Tuesday 22 August 2023, the surveillance zone for Avian influenza (bird flu) lifted in Jersey, following completion of surveillance activity and no further confirmed cases. 

Protection and surveillance zones were introduced on 19 July following confirmed cases of bird flu. The Islandwide surveillance zone required that all bird keepers increase biosecurity measures and prevent the movement of birds off-premises without a licence.

The 3km radius protection zone which was in place in St Martin lifted on 14 August. 

While the legal requirements have now ended, the Animal Health and Welfare team still encourage bird keepers to separate their flocks from wild birds wherever possible and to maintain high levels of biosecurity. 

All imported birds still need to be housed for a minimum of 30 days on arrival, and importers need to submit a housing and biosecurity plan with their application. 

Poultry keepers are encouraged to continue with strict biosecurity measures, remain vigilant, and report any signs of avian flu to the Animal Health and Welfare team on 01534 441600 or by email to rva@gov.je

Anyone that keeps poultry is recommended to register with the Animal Health and Welfare team. 

Advice on biosecurity measures and other supporting information is available on www.gov.je/birdflu. The team thank bird keepers for their efforts to date, which helped limit the spread of bird flu in Jersey.

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