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7.—(1) The restriction in article 6 does not apply where all animal areas on the licensed premises are paved, and such areas (and any equipment thereon) are scraped clean, swept, cleansed by washing and then disinfected with an approved disinfectant before the next animal gathering.
(2) The scraping, sweeping, cleansing and disinfection required in paragraph (1) must—
(a)only commence once animals have left that area being so treated, and
(b)be completed after the last animal has left the licensed premises.
(3) A veterinary inspector may issue an authorisation to a licensee to hold an animal gathering that is exempt from the article 6 restriction subject to requirements that are different from those contained in paragraphs (1) and (2).
(4) If, following the last occasion on which any paved animal area was treated in accordance with this article, any part of such area becomes re-contaminated with animal excreta or other material of animal origin or any contaminant derived from animals, then that re-contaminated part must be scraped clean, swept, cleansed by washing and then disinfected before any animals are allowed onto the licensed premises for the next animal gathering.
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