Exotic notifiable animal diseases contingency plans - Scottish Regional Resilience Partnerships' framework: August 2022

Information on how and when operational partners should respond to a suspect or confirmed exotic notifiable animal disease outbreak.

Appendix G: Battle rhythm

NB: These times are guides and some meetings may not need to take place, or times may be adjusted depending on the circumstances of the incident.

Time: 08:00 - 08:30

Operational: FOB Manager Briefing


  • CVO strategic stock take
  • Disease Policy Unit (DPU) Team Brief (Scotland)
  • Helpline staff brief (Scotland)

Time: 08:30 - 09:00

Tactical: NDCC Bird Table

Strategic: FOB Bird Table

Time: 09:00 - 09:30

Operational: FOB operational management teleconference

Tactical: NDCC communications meeting

Time: 09.30 – 10.00


  • Disease Strategy Group (DSG) (Scotland)
  • CVO (W)'s Daily Review (Wales)

Time: 10:00 - 11:00


  • National Security Council (NSC)
  • Emergency Coordination Centre Wales (ECC(W)) Bird Table (Wales)

Time: 11:00 - 11:30

Strategic: Scottish Government Resilience Room (Officials) (SGORR(O)) (Scotland)

Time: 11:30 - 12:00

Strategic: Defra media briefing

Time: 12:00 - 12:30

Operational: FOB Bird Table

Tactical: NDCC Bird Table

Strategic: DPU Team Brief (Scotland)

Time: 12.30 – 13.00

Strategic: ECC(W) Bird Table (Wales)

Time: 13:00 - 13:30

Operational/Tactical: Management Information data reconciliation teleconference

Time: 14:00 - 14:30

Operational/Tactical: CDCC tactical-operational management teleconference

Time: 15:00 - 16:00

Strategic: NSC (THRC)

Time: 17.00 – 17.30

Strategic: ECC(W) Bird Table (Wales)

Time: 17:30 - 18:00

Strategic: DPU Team Brief (Scotland)

Time: 18:00

Operational/Tactical/Strategic: Sit Rep submissions due

Time: 18:00 - 18:30

Operational: FOB Bird Table

Tactical: NDCC Bird Table

Time: 21:00 approx.

Operational/Tactical/Strategic: Outbreak Co-ordination Group (OCG) report circulated providing a comprehensive situation report

Time: Ad-hoc

Operational: Disease Emergency Response Committee

Tactical: NDCC Stakeholder Meeting

Operational: FOB Stakeholder Meetings

Tactical: National Experts Group (NEG)

Operational: FOB Operational Partner Meetings

Tactical: Outbreak Advisory Group (OAG)


  • CVO Disease Confirmation Teleconference
  • Animal Disease Policy Group (ADPG)
  • Defra Executive Committee (ExCo)
  • Defra Rural Issues Group
  • Science Advisory Council - Exotic Disease (SAC - ED)
  • Strategic Co-ordinating Groups (Scotland)
  • Scottish Stakeholder Groups (Scotland)
  • Wales Civil Contingencies Committee (WCCC) (Wales)


Email: Animal.Health@gov.scot

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