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The Welsh Foot and Mouth Disease Contingency Plan was published in 2003, since then the plan has become the generic Welsh Government Contingency Plan for Exotic Animal Diseases.
Contingency Planning provides the framework for the management and administrative structures that would be put into place in Wales in the event of a major outbreak of an infectious animal disease. A key recommendation of the 2001 Foot and Mouth Disease official inquiry was the need for effective contingency planning for an outbreak of disease. The Animal Health Act 2002 also requires that contingency plans are produced for Foot and Mouth Disease, Newcastle Disease and Avian Influenza and are reviewed and updated regularly.
The Welsh Foot and Mouth Disease Contingency Plan was published in 2003. Since then the plan has become the generic Welsh Government Contingency Plan for Exotic Animal Diseases. The Plan covers arrangements for dealing with outbreaks and incidents of exotic disease of animals. These include Foot and Mouth Disease, Avian Influenza and Newcastle Disease. It also sets out the systems, procedures and lines of communication for those involved in an animal disease outbreak.
The Plan complements and is consistent with the Great Britain (GB) and Northern Ireland Contingency Plan for Exotic Notifiable Diseases of Animals. Both Plans also identify the GB structures that would be put in place to deal with an outbreak. The Plan is designed to be flexible and can be used to deal with an outbreak of any exotic notifiable animal disease in Wales. It is revised annually and is regularly tested in exercises. The revised Plan takes account of the lessons learned from recent disease outbreaks, government inquiries, policy developments and GB Exercises.
We continue to play a full part in the GB exercise programme. This ensures we always have a high level of preparedness. We also continue to work closely with the other administrations in England, Scotland and Northern Ireland as well as the farming industry to keep the United Kingdom free from disease.
The Great Britain and Northern Ireland Plan for Exotic Notifiable Diseases of Animals
The plan highlights how Administrations work together to provide a rapid and effective response. It contains details on the structures, roles and responsibilities and communications used in an outbreak.
The Great Britain and Northern Ireland Plan for Exotic Notifiable Diseases of Animals (external link) complements, and should be read in conjunction with, the Welsh Government Contingency Plan for Exotic Animal Diseases.
DEFRA – Disease controls (external link)