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Avian Influenza Prevention Zone: May 2022

Declaration of Amendment of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone in force across the whole of Scotland.


Declaration of Amendment

The Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (Scotland) Order 2006

The Scottish Ministers declared the whole of Scotland to be an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone by Declaration made under Article 6(1)(a) of the Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (Scotland) Order 2006 (“the Order”) at 16:55 on 3 November 2021 (“the Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone”), and which  took effect at 17:00 on 3 November 2021. The Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone was amended by declaration made at 13:25 on 24 November 2021 which took effect at 00:01 (am) on 29 November 2021, and was further amended by declaration made at 12:00 on 29 March 2022 which took effect at 12:00 (midday) on 29 March 2022.

The Scottish Ministers have carried out a further risk assessment under article 6(1) of the Order.

The Scottish Ministers consider that certain restrictions and requirements imposed in the Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone are no longer necessary to reduce the risk of transmission of avian influenza.

The Scottish Ministers accordingly declare that the Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone is amended at the time and date specified below so that the Annex to this Declaration of Amendment is substituted for the Annex to the Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone.

The amendment of the Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone takes effect from 00:01 (am) on 02 May 2022.

The extent of the Avian Influenza Prevention Zone declared on 3 November 2021 continues to be the whole of Scotland.   

This declaration is made under article 6(1)(a) and 4(1)(b) of the Order.

Signed

Sheila Voas

At 18:34 hours on 27 April 2022.

A member of staff of the Scottish Ministers

Failure to comply with the Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone as amended by this present declaration may be an offence under section 73 of the Animal Health Act 1981 liable on summary conviction to imprisonment for a term not exceeding six months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale or to both.

Copies of this declaration, the Declaration of an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone and the Order are available at www.gov.scot/avianinfluenza and from the Scottish Government Agriculture and Rural Economy Directorate, St. Andrew’s House, Regent Road, Edinburgh, EH1 3DG.

 

Avian Influenza Prevention Zone: May 2022

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