On 16 August 2015 Defra lifted restrictions which had been in place following an incident of avian influenza in Lancashire.

The lifting of the restrictions means that all poultry keeping premises within the ten kilometre restriction zone around the infected premises are now allowed to move poultry (including gamebirds) and other animals without restriction.

An outbreak of H7N7 avian flu was confirmed in chickens at a farm in Preston on 13 July and measures were taken to prevent any spread of the disease, which poses a very low risk to human health. A restriction zone was placed around the property.

The restrictions have been lifted 21 days after the completion of an initial cleaning and disinfection of the premises, which is the earliest point allowed under EU rules to end the controls.

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