People in Powys and the surrounding area are being asked to remain vigilant with a number of premises in the county and the surrounding area confirming outbreaks of Bird Flu over recent weeks.

In recent weeks, the following outbreaks have been confirmed:

Further information and current statuses can be found below.

Near Montgomery, Powys, Wales (23 April)

Avian Influenza has been confirmed at a premises near Montgomery, Powys on 23 April.

A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance zone have been put in place around the infected premises. Details of the measures that apply within these zones can be found in the declaration.

Check where disease control zones are currently located and if you are in a zone on the Animal and Plant Health Agency interactive map.

Third premises near Newtown, Montgomeryshire, Powys (13 April)

Avian Influenza has been confirmed at a premises Newtown, Powys on 13 April.

A 3km Protection Zone and a 10km Surveillance zone have been put in place around the infected premises. Details of the measures that apply within these zones can be found in the declaration.

Check where disease control zones are currently located and if you are in a zone on the Animal and Plant Health Agency interactive map.

Second premises near Newtown, Powys (12 February 2023)

Avian Influenza was confirmed at a premises near Newtown, Powys, on 12 February.

Following successful completion of disease control activities within the zone, the Captive Bird (Monitoring) Zone has been revoked.

Near Newtown, Powys

Avian Influenza has been confirmed at a premises Newtown, Powys on 6 February. 

A 3km Captive Bird (Monitoring) Zone has been put in place around the infected premises. Details of the measures that apply within this zone can be found in the declaration. 

Check where disease control zones are currently located and if you are in a zone on the Animal and Plant Health Agency interactive map.

Update from the UK Government on the 18th April 2023:

Mandatory housing measures for poultry and captive birds, which were introduced across England and Wales to help stop the spread of bird flu, will be lifted from 00:01 on Tuesday 18 April 2023.

The avian influenza prevention zone (AIPZ) with mandatory biosecurity requirements remains in force. Scrupulous biosecurity remains the most effective method of disease control available, and all bird keepers must continue to meet the enhanced biosecurity measures set out in the declaration.

This means that from 18 April 2023, eggs laid by birds with access to outside range areas can return to being marketed as ā€˜free rangeā€™ eggs.