Bird movement restrictions for Notts
Any outdoor poultry areas must be fenced to keep the birds within that area and prevent access to neighbouring birds and these areas must be actively managed by the keeper.
Ponds and other standing water areas must be fenced off and netted to prevent access by poultry or other captive birds, and feed and water must be kept indoors with birds only being fed indoors and keepers must discourage wild birds from accessing the fenced areas.
Regular cleaning and disinfecting of all poultry areas including housing and concrete footpaths, footwear and clothing must also take place.
For keepers that house more than 500 birds further measures are in place and all keepers are advised to read the latest guidance for all the requirements. According Public Health England, the risk to human health from avian influenza is very low and the Foods Standards agency has said the disease poses no food safety risk for UK consumers.
Nottinghamshire County Council’s Trading Standards officers who come into contact with poultry keepers will be adhering to the strict bio-security measures to ensure these new requirements are met.