Redgrave bird flu outbreak restriction zones eased

23,000 birds were culled at Bridge Farm near Redgrave after a bird flu outbreak
23,000 birds were culled at Bridge Farm near Redgrave after a bird flu outbreak
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The bird flu protection zone around Redgrave was lifted at 4.30pm today by Defra.

The 3km protection zone has now been downgraded to a surveillance zone the same as was already in place for a 10km radius around the site where 78,000 chickens and ducks have been culled at two farms.

Defra's map showing the Temporary Control Zone around Redgrave following the suspected bird flu outbreak
Map: Defra/Ordnance Survey

Defra's map showing the Temporary Control Zone around Redgrave following the suspected bird flu outbreak Map: Defra/Ordnance Survey

The surveillance zone still means there are restrictions on the movements of birds, eggs and poultry waste outside of the zone, as well as rules about recording poultry and visitors.

The zones were applied on February 14 when cases were confirmed at Bridge Farm and 23,000 birds were culled, then, on March 3, it was found ’in the environment’ of a nearby duck farm where another 55,000 birds were culled.

Defra’s notice on the survellance zone can be read here