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SCHEDULE 1MEASURES WHICH APPLY IN PROTECTION AND SURVEILLANCE ZONES

PART IMeasures which apply in a protection zone

Movement Restrictions

1.  Subject to paragraph 3 below, no person may move or transport any pig on any public or private road (other than, when necessary, the service roads within a holding) within a protection zone.

2.  Subject to paragraph 3 below, no person may move out of a protection zone any vehicle which has been used to transport any pig within that zone, unless–

(a)that vehicle has been cleansed and disinfected under the direction and supervision of an inspector; and

(b)the movement has been authorised by an inspector.

3.  The prohibitions in paragraphs 1 and 2 above shall not apply–

(a)if the movement is a licensed movement in accordance with paragraph 6;

(b)to the transport of any pig which is loaded on to a vehicle or train outside that protection zone and is transported through that zone by means of an uninterrupted journey without the vehicle or train being loaded or unloaded;

(c)to the movement or transport of any pig from outside that protection zone, with a view to immediate slaughter in a slaughterhouse situated inside that zone, provided that movement or transport has been licensed by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

4.  The occupier of a holding within a protection zone shall ensure that no other species of domestic animal enters or leaves that holding unless authorised to do so by a licence issued by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

5.  No person shall remove any pig semen, or the ovum or embryo of a pig from a holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place within a protection zone.

6.  Where an infected area has been established following confirmation of the disease upon a holding, no person shall move any pig off that holding for at least 30 days after the completion of the preliminary cleansing and disinfection of that holding. Thereafter no person shall so move any pig unless licensed to do so by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

7.  Where–

(a)a holding has been within a protection zone for longer than 30 days as a result of further outbreaks of the disease within that zone; and

(b)this has given rise to welfare or other problems in keeping pigs on the holding,

pigs may be moved off that holding provided that any such movement is authorised by a licence issued by a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

Notification of dead or diseased pigs on a holding or other place

8.  The occupier of any holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place within a protection zone shall notify the Divisional Veterinary Manager about any dead or diseased pig on those premises.

Bio security

9.  The person in charge of any vehicle or equipment used for the transport of any pig or other livestock, or of material which may have been contaminated with the virus (including carcases, feeding stuffs, manure, slurry, utensils or waste) shall ensure that that vehicle or equipment is cleansed and disinfected as soon as possible after use and before it is used again under the direction and supervision of a veterinary inspector or an inspector acting under the direction of a veterinary inspector.

10.  No person shall enter or leave any holding, slaughterhouse, knacker’s yard or other place within a protection zone wearing clothing or footwear which is visibly contaminated with mud, slurry, animal faeces, droppings or excretions or any other similar matter unless that person cleanses and disinfects the outer surfaces of that clothing or footwear on entering or leaving those premises.