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The Avian Influenza and Influenza of Avian Origin in Mammals (Wales) (No 2) Order 2006

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Cleansing, disinfection and treatment

66.—(1) Any person who is required by or under this Order to cleanse, disinfect or treat any premises (other than regulated places) or any thing (including any vehicle under his control) on those premises must do so in accordance with Schedule 3.

(2) Any person who is required under this Order to cleanse, disinfect or treat regulated places, any thing on those premises or any vehicle not referred to in paragraph (1) must do so in accordance with a veterinary inspector’s instructions.

(3) The occupier of any premises required to be cleansed or disinfected under this Order, or on which cleansing and disinfection of any vehicle is so required, must provide adequate facilities, equipment and materials to carry out such cleansing and disinfection.

(4) A veterinary inspector may, by notice to the occupier of premises referred to in paragraph (1), provide that part of the premises the subject of that notice and which would otherwise be subject to the measures in Schedule 3 are subject instead to the measures in paragraph (2).

(5) Any person who is required to disinfect under this Order must—

(a)use disinfectants approved by the National Assembly under the Diseases of Animals (Approved Disinfectants) Order 1978(1);

(b)use them at the concentrations approved under that Order; and

(c)use them in accordance with—

(i)the manufacturer’s instructions (if any); or

(ii)(if different), the instructions of a veterinary inspector.

(6) A veterinary inspector may, by notice to the occupier of any premises where avian influenza has been confirmed—

(a)prohibit the keeping of poultry or other captive birds on the premises or on any part of the premises where he or she believes avian influenza virus may still exist; and

(b)prohibit the entry of any person, vehicle, poultry, other captive bird, mammal or thing onto any premises or part of premises which he or she believes cannot be cleansed and disinfected.

(7) A veterinary inspector must not revoke a notice served under paragraph (6) unless—

(a)at least a year has passed since the date the notice was served; or

(b)(in the case of fields on the premises or of any other part of the premises which is not a building or part of a building), the Chief Veterinary Officer has confirmed that he may do so.

(1)

S.I. 1978/32, amended by S.I. 2005/583 (W. 49); there are other amending instruments but these are not relevant to this Order.

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