The compulsory housing measures for all poultry and captive birds, introduced on 14 December 2020, are lifted from 23:59 on 31 March 2021. The enhanced biosecurity measures introduced as part of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) on 11 November 2020, will remain in place.
The lifting of the measures has been declared by the Minister for Environment, Energy and Rural Affairs.
Due to the decreased risk of avian influenza from wild birds, it is no longer required for keepers to house their birds. The situation will be kept under review and all bird keepers are urged to remain vigilant to signs of disease.
The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone remains in place for the whole of Wales and keepers are required to maintain their enhanced biosecurity practices until further notice.