The Animal & Plant Health Agency (APHA) reports that highly pathogenic avian influenza H5N1, also known as bird flu, has been confirmed in commercial poultry at a premises near Donington, South Holland, Lincolnshire.
A 3km protection zone and a 10km surveillance zone have been declared around the premises.
The APHA urges all bird keepers to remain vigilant and follow stringent biosecurity measures to prevent future outbreaks.
More information is available on GOV.UK: https://www.gov.uk/bird-flu.
Definitive requirements are set out in the published declarations for each disease control zone currently in force. More information is available on GOV.UK.
You can also check if specific areas are in a zone by using the following interactive map.
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