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All moves within any of the declared Temporary Control Zones (TCZs), Protections Zones (PZs) and Surveillance Zones (SZs) are required to be licenced.

For more information, please see the Movement within Zones section.

For General Licences which are currently available, please visit the following page:-
General Licences now available | Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (daera-ni.gov.uk)

Full details of the scope and measures required within any of the declared zones can be viewed in the published declarations, which are available to view at the following link:-
Disease Control Zone Declarations | Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (daera-ni.gov.uk).

A map detailing all TCZs, PZs and SZs can be accessed at the Avian Influenza Map Viewer (daera-ni.gov.uk).

Latest Update

22 January 2022

Monaghan

Following the successful completion of all disease control activities and surveillance at a premises in County Monaghan in the Republic of Ireland where a Surveillance Zone was declared in the part of Northern Ireland lying within 10k from the infected premises, the decision has been taken to lift local movement restrictions. 

The Surveillance Zones will be lifted as of 12:00 noon on 22 January.

Ballinderry

Following the successful completion of all disease control activities and surveillance at premises in Ballinderry, County Londonderry, the decision has been taken to lift local movement restrictions.

The SZ declared on 13 January around the affected premises will be lifted on 22 January at 16:00.

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place across the whole of Northern Ireland.

16 January 2022

Following the successful completion of all disease control activities and surveillance at two premises in County Monaghan and one premises in County Cavan in the Republic of Ireland where Surveillance Zones were declared in the part of Northern Ireland lying within 10k from the infected premises, the decision has been taken to lift local movement restrictions. 

The Surveillance Zones around these three premises will be lifted as of noon on 16 January.

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place across the whole of Northern Ireland.

Current AI Situation

Cases in Northern Ireland

The following cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 have been confirmed in Northern Ireland

  • in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone
  • in Broughshane, County Antrim 
  • in Armagh, County Armagh
  • in Coagh, County Tyrone
  • in Ballinderry, County Londonderry

Cases in the Republic of Ireland

The following cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) H5N1 have been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland

  • five in County Monaghan - in three of these cases, the SZ extends into Northern Ireland
  • County Cavan - SZ extends into Northern Ireland

DAERA has worked closely with DAFM to establish corresponding zones.

For more details, visit the DAFM website.

Cases in Great Britain

Since the first case confirmed in this outbreak on the 26 October 2021, 70 cases of HPAI H5N1 have been confirmed in Great Britain.

For details of cases in:

The Department continues to work closely with colleagues in DEFRA and DAFM to monitor the situation across GB and the ROI.

Previous Updates

15 January 2022

Following the successful completion of all disease control activities and surveillance at premises in Coagh, County Tyrone, the decision has been taken to lift local movement restrictions.

The SZ declared on 6 January around the affected premises will be lifted on 15 January at 15:15.

13 January 2022

Armagh

Following the successful completion of all disease control activities and surveillance at premises in Armagh, County Armagh, the decision has been taken to lift local movement restrictions.

The SZ declared on 4 January around the affected premises will be lifted on 13 January at 14:30.

Ballinderry

Following the official confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in a poultry flock in Ballinderry, County Londonderry, a 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) was declared by the Department to mitigate against onward disease spread on 22 December 2021.

As of 16:00 on 13 January 2021, following depopulation and preliminary cleansing and disinfection at the affected premises, the 3km PZ ends and the area that formed the PZ becomes part of the 10km SZ.

The PZ declaration made on 22 December 2021 is revoked and replaced by a Merge with Surveillance Zone Declaration, effective from 16:00 on 13 January 2022. 

11 January 2022

Following the successful completion of all disease control activities and surveillance at premises in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, the decision has been taken to lift local movement restrictions.

The SZ declared on 2 January around the affected premises will be revoked on 11th January at 15:00.

7 January 2022

Following the official confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in the Republic of Ireland in a premises in Castleblaney, close to the border between County Monaghan and County Armagh, DAERA declared a 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) in the part of Northern Ireland that lies within 3km and 10km of the infected premises to mitigate against onward disease spread on 13 December 2021.

As of 12:00 on 7 January 2022, following depopulation and cleansing and disinfection at the affected premises in the Republic of Ireland, the 3km PZ extending into Northern Ireland ends and the area that formed the PZ becomes part of the 10km SZ which extends into Northern Ireland.

The PZ declaration made on 13 December 2021 is revoked and replaced by a Merge with Surveillance Zone Declaration, effective from 12:00 on 7 January 2022.

6 January 2022

Following the official confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in a poultry flock in Coagh, County Tyrone, a 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) was declared by the Department to mitigate against onward disease spread on 17 December 2021.

As of 15:15 on 6 January 2022, following depopulation and preliminary cleansing and disinfection at the affected premises, the 3km PZ ends and the area that formed the PZ becomes part of the 10km SZ.

The PZ declaration made on 17 December 2021 is revoked and replaced by a Merge with Surveillance Zone Declaration, effective from 15:15 on 6 January 2022.

4 January 2022

Following the official confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in a poultry flock in Armagh, County Armagh, a 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) was declared by the Department to mitigate against onward disease spread on 17 December 2021.

As of 14:30 on 4 January 2022, following depopulation and preliminary cleansing and disinfection at the affected premises, the 3km PZ ends and the area that formed the PZ becomes part of the 10km SZ.

The PZ declaration made on 17 December 2021 is revoked and replaced by a Merge with Surveillance Zone Declaration, effective from 14:30 on 4 January 2022. 

2 January 2022

Aughnacloy

Following the official confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in a poultry flock in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone, a 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) was declared by the Department to mitigate against onward disease spread on 07 December 2021.

As of 15:00 on 2 January 2022, following depopulation and preliminary cleansing and disinfection at the affected premises, the 3km PZ ends and the area that formed the PZ becomes part of the 10km SZ.

The PZ declaration made on 07 December 2021 is revoked and replaced by a Merge with Surveillance Zone Declaration, effective from 15:00 on 2 January 2022. 

Broughshane

Following the successful completion of all disease control activities and surveillance at premises in Broughshane, County Antrim, the decision has been taken to lift local movement restrictions.

The SZ declared on 25 December around the affected premises will be revoked on 3rd January at 18:00.

The Avian Influenza Prevention Zone (AIPZ) measures remain in place across the whole of Northern Ireland.

25 December 2021

Following the official confirmation of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 in a poultry flock in Broughshane, County Antrim, a 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) was declared by the Department to mitigate against onward disease spread on 07 December 2021.

As of 18:00 on 25 December 2021, following depopulation and preliminary cleansing and disinfection at the affected premises in Broughshane, County Antrim, the PZ (with a 3km radius) declared at 08:45 on 07 December 2021 ends, and the area that formed that PZ becomes part of the SZ (with a 10km radius).

The PZ made on 07 December 2021 is revoked and replaced by a Merge with Surveillance Zone Declaration from 18:00 on 25 December 2021.

22 December 2021

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed in a commercial premises in Ballinderry, County Londonderry. A 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and a 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) have been declared around both premises, effective from 09.00 hrs today, 22 December 2021.  The Temporary Control Zones (TCZ’s) which were put in place by the Department on 18 December 2021 around the Infected Premises (IP), as a disease control measure have now been revoked.

18 December 2021

Monaghan, Republic of Ireland
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed in the Republic of Ireland in premises close to the border between County Monaghan and County Armagh. A 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) were declared around the infected premises (IP). DAERA declared a SZ in the part of Northern Ireland that lies 10km of the IP, effective from 18:00 hrs on 18 December 2021.

Ballinderry, County Londonderry
Following the suspicion of notifiable avian influenza, including initial laboratory results, in a premises in Ballinderry, County Londonderry, the Chief Veterinary Officer has taken the decision to take appropriate disease control measures. This includes the humane culling of affected birds and the introduction of Temporary Control Zones (TCZs) effective from 18:30 on 18 December 2021, to mitigate for onward disease spread.

Samples have been sent to the National Reference Laboratory to confirm strain and pathogenicity.

Should highly pathogenic AI be confirmed, these TCZs will be revoked and a 3 km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10 km Surveillance Zone (SZ) established.

Full details of the scope and measures required within the PZ and SZ Declaration can be viewed here.

17 December 2021

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 has been confirmed in commercial premises in Armagh, County Armagh and Coagh, County Tyrone. A 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and a 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) have been declared around both premises, effective from 09.00 hrs today, 17 December 2021. The Temporary Control Zones (TCZ’s) which were put in place by the Department around both Infected Premises (IPs) as a disease control measure have now been revoked.

13 December 2021

HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in the Republic of Ireland in premises close to the border between County Monaghan and County Armagh. A 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) were declared around the infected premises (IP). DAERA declared a 3km PZ and 10km SZ in the part of Northern Ireland that lies within 3km and 10km of the IP, effective from 14:00 hrs on 13 December 2021.

11 December 2021

Following the suspicion of notifiable avian influenza, including initial laboratory results, in Coagh, County Tyrone, the Chief Veterinary Officer has taken the decision to take appropriate disease control measures. This includes the humane culling of affected birds and the introduction of Temporary Control Zones (TCZs) effective from 20:00 on 11 December 2021, to mitigate for onward disease spread.

Samples have been sent to the National Reference Laboratory to confirm strain and pathogenicity.

Should highly pathogenic AI be confirmed, these TCZs will be revoked and a 3 km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10 km Surveillance Zone (SZ) established.

See DAERA Press Release 

10 December 2021

Following the suspicion of notifiable avian influenza, including initial laboratory results, in County Armagh, the Chief Veterinary Officer has taken the decision to take appropriate disease control measures. This includes the humane culling of affected birds and the introduction of Temporary Control Zones (TCZs) effective from 20:00 on 10 December 2021, to mitigate for onward disease spread.

Samples have been sent to the National Reference Laboratory to confirm strain and pathogenicity.

Should highly pathogenic AI be confirmed, these TCZs will be revoked and a 3 km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10 km Surveillance Zone (SZ) established.

9 December 2021

HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in the Republic of Ireland in premises close to the border between County Cavan and Country Fermanagh. A 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ) were declared around the infected premises (IP). DAERA declared a 10k SZ in the part of Northern Ireland that lies within 10km of the IP, effective from 08:00 hrs on 09 December 2021.

7 December 2021

HPAI H5N1 was confirmed on premises in Aughnacloy, County Tyrone and premises in Broughshane, County Antrim, by the Deputy Chief Veterinary Officer for Northern Ireland. 3km Protection Zones (PZ) and 10km Surveillance Zones (SZ) have been declared around both premises in effective from 08:45 hrs on 7 December 2021 as a disease control measure.

3 December 2021

HPAI H5N1 was confirmed in the Republic of Ireland in premises close to the border between County Monaghan and Country Armagh. Disease control zones put in place by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) have been formally replaced with a 3km Protection Zone (PZ) and a 10km Surveillance Zone (SZ). 

The Temporary Control Zone (TCZ-B) which was declared in Northern Ireland effective from 21:00 hrs on 30 November 2021 is now revoked and replaced with an SZ as of 12:00 hrs on 3 December 2021.

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