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You must follow this guidance to help prevent your birds from becoming sick with diseases like avian influenza (bird flu) and Newcastle disease. You must read it if you keep birds for commercial, hobby or other purposes.

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21 December 2014
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You must follow this guidance to help prevent your birds from becoming sick with diseases like avian influenza (bird flu) and Newcastle disease. You must read it if you keep birds for commercial, hobby or other purposes.

Further to the introduction of an all-Wales Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) on 3 November, we have updated the GB biosecurity guidance for bird keepers, to assist keepers in meeting the mandatory biosecurity measures of the Prevention Zone.

The mandatory housing measures for poultry and captive birds were lifted across Wales from 00:01 on Monday 2 May 2022 and keepers may, if they choose to, allow their birds outside.

However, the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) will remain in force across Wales until further notice. This means all bird keepers (whether they have pet birds, a commercial or a backyard flock) must continue to take effective and precautionary biosecurity measures until further notice.

In addition, we have produced a biosecurity self-assessment checklist to compliment the guidance and provide a clear list which bird keepers can follow, to help keep their birds free of disease.