The risk of avian influenza to both wild and captive birds has reduced to ‘medium’. The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) requiring enhanced biosecurity will remain in place but Wednesday 31st March willbe the last day poultry and other captive birds will need to be housed. Restrictions end 23:59 31st March.
High standards of biosecurity remain essential as infection may still be present in the environment. See our press notice: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/avian-influenza-bird-flu-national-prevention-zone-declared
And read our guidance on how to prepare for the safe release of your birds: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/971244/advice-to-poultry-keepers-preparing-range.pdf