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As we face the new reality of increased AI outbreaks, we need to learn different ways of working to help keep flocks safe.
To support our members in areas where devolved governments have introduced housing orders, we have developed a new approach to our regular assessments. This new approach ensures the integrity of the RSPCA Assured scheme and your business while allowing us to do everything we possibly can to reduce the risk of spreading the disease.
From 16 October 2023, all RSPCA Assured members will receive an onsite visit for their annual assessment (unless you’re within a 10km or 3km AI control zone).
If there is a compulsory housing order in your area, you will be able to choose one of the following options:
Please note, to ensure the integrity of the RSPCA Assured scheme,
will not be able to defer their in-person assessment or receive a Virtual Visit.
A Virtual Visit with an RSPCA Assured assessor will focus on bird health and welfare and should take around 45 minutes - but you should allow up to an hour for any additional questions or discussion.
You’ll need to be able to take part in a video conference call using WhatsApp (or an alternative video call application) and walk around to show the assessor different areas of your site.
If you don’t have a stable wifi or mobile network connection available, you can provide short pre-recorded video clips instead.
We’ll call you to arrange and discuss the Virtual Visit beforehand, providing full details of what’s involved.