Bird Flu Outbreak

New restrictions have come into force after a case of avian influenza (bird flu) was confirmed in chickens at a poultry farm near Barrow upon Soar in Charnwood.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) has now put 3km and 10km Temporary Control Zones in place surrounding the infected premises to limit the risk of the disease spreading, which means it is a legal requirement for all bird keepers in the affected area to follow increased biosecurity measures.