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Publication - Guidance

Rabies control strategy

Published: 17 Oct 2017

For use in the event of an outbreak of rabies. Information about the disease and what would happen in response to an outbreak.

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Rabies control strategy
Appendix 4: List of Forms/Licences

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Appendix 4: List of Forms/Licences

The following forms would be used during a rabies outbreak and are held by the APHA (unless otherwise stated).

Infected Place – Notice of Restriction (EXD 1 (RAB))

This notice declares an infected place and defines its geographical limits. It is made under Article 5 of the Rabies Control Order 1974. The notice is served on the occupier of the premises to be declared an infected place. The notice can be served by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA, an Inspector from APHA or by an Inspector from a LA.

Infected Place – Notice Amending Restrictions (EXD 4 (RAB))

This notice varies the rules and geographical limits of an infected place. It is made under Article 5(3) of the Rabies Control Order 1974. The notice is served on the occupier of the premises to be declared an infected place. The notice is served by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA.

Infected Place – Notice of Revocation (EXD 5 (RAB))

This notice revokes/withdraws a notice declaring an infected place. It is made under Article 5(4) of the Rabies Control Order 1974. The notice is served on the occupier of the premises to be declared an infected place. The notice is served by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA.

Infected Place - Notice of Intent to Remove Animal(s) or Carcase(s) from an Infected Place (EXD 18 (RAB))

This notice declares an intention to remove any animal or carcase that is a suspected or confirmed rabies case for diagnostic testing and observation. This notice is made under Article 6(2) (b) of the Rabies Control Order 1974. The notice served on the occupier of the premises to be declared an infected place.

The notice is served by a Veterinary Inspector [27] from the APHA.

Infected Place - Licence authorising a person access to an animal detained / isolated in an Infected Place (EXD 104 (RAB))

This licence is issued under article 7(1) Rule 2 of the Rabies Control Order 1974. It permits a specified person access to a specified animal detained / isolated in an Infected Place. The licence is authorised and issued by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA. The licence is issued to the owner or occupier of an Infected Place.

Infected Place - Licence authorising the movement of animals into or out of Infected Place (EXD 105 (RAB))

This licence is issued under article 7(1) Rule 3 of the Rabies Control Order 1974. It permits a specified person to move a specified animal in a specified manner to or from an Infected Place. The licence is authorised and issued by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA. The licence is issued to the owner / occupier of an Infected Place.

Infected Place - Licence authorising the movement of a carcase, dung, litter or animal products from an Infected Place (EXD 108 (RAB))

This licence is issued under article 7(1) Rules 4 and 7 of the Rabies Control Order 1974. It permits a specified person to remove a specified substance in a specified manner from an Infected Place. The licence is authorised and issued by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA. The licence is issued to the owner / occupier of an Infected Place.

Infected Area – Special / Declaratory Order

This Order declares an infected area and defines its geographical limits. It is made under Article 9 of the Rabies Control Order 1974. A pro-forma of such an order is held by the Scottish Government and needs to be signed by a Minister / Cabinet Secretary akin to a SSI. It needs to be expressly revoked in the same in the way.

Infected Area - Notice to Occupiers of all premises within Infected Area (EXD 79 (RAB))

This notice disseminates general information on rabies and the restrictions that may be imposed when an Infected Area is declared. The notice is served under article 9 of the Rabies Control Order 1974. The notice is served on all occupiers of premises with an Infected Area. The notice is served by APHA.

Infected Area - Requirements and Conditions for the Control and Confinement of Animal(s) Notice (EXD 19 (RAB))

This notice declares the requirements and conditions to be imposed on animal owners within an infected area. This notice is made under Article 9 and Schedule 3, Provisions II (3) and III (3) of the Rabies Control Order 1974. The notice served on the owner / person in charge of the animal specified or the occupier / owner of the premises where they should be confined. The notice can be served by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA, an Inspector from APHA or by an Inspector from a LA.

Infected Area - Notice Prohibiting Sporting or Recreational Activities in an Infected Area (EXD 28 (RAB))

This notice prohibits certain specified activities with an infected area. This notice is made under Article 11 of the Rabies Control Order 1974. The notice served on the person responsible for holding the activity. The notice is served by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA.

Posters held by Animal Health that should be put up to:

  • Designate an Infected Place (EXD 72 (RAB)) (required under article 7(1) of the Rabies Control Order 1974
  • Designate an Infected Area (EXD 69 (RAB)) (required under article 11 and 12 of the Rabies Control Order 1974)
  • Designate a Wildlife Control Area (EXD 78 (RAB)) (required under article 12 (b) of the Rabies Control Order 1974)
  • Encourage suspicion of Rabies to be reported (EXD 89 (RAB)) (required under article 10 of the Rabies Control Order 1974).

Responsibility for putting up these posters lies with the Local Authority.

Infected Area - Notice to all householders and/or occupiers of land in the wildlife control area (EXD 87 (RAB))

This notice informs owners that their premises are in a wildlife control area. The notice explains what is happening in this area to prevent the spread of rabies in wildlife. This notice is required under Article 10(3) of the Rabies Control Order 1974. This notice will be served by SG Agricultural Officers.

Infected Area - Notice to occupiers and users of premises where wildlife control measures are being undertaken (EXD 86 (RAB)).

This notice follows on from the one above and informs owners that they will already have received a notice explaining that their premises are in a wildlife control area. And further, that the premises have been identified as a location for baiting to control rabies in wildlife. This notice is required under Article 10(3) of the Rabies Control Order 1974. This notice will be served by SG Agricultural Officers.

Infected Area - Licence authorising the movement of animals into and/or out of a zone of an Infected Area (EXD 115 (RAB))

These licences are issued under article 9 and schedule 3, provision I of the Rabies Control Order 1974. It permits a specified person to move specified animal(s) in a specified manner to or from a zone in an Infected Area. The licence is authorised and issued by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA. The licence is issued to the owner / occupier of premises in a zone in an Infected Area.

Infected Area - Licence to permit contact between animals within a zone of an Infected Area (EXD 116 (RAB))

This licence is issued under article 9 and schedule 3, provision II (2) b (ii) of the Rabies Control Order 1974. It permits contact between specified animals at a specified premises within a zone of an Infected Area. The licence is authorised and issued by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA. The licence is issued to the owner / occupier of premises in a zone of an Infected Area.

Infected Area - Licence to hold a gathering of animals within an Infected Area (EXD 118 (RAB))

This licence is issued under Article 9 and Schedule 3; provision VI of the Rabies Control Order 1974. It permits specified animals to be brought together for a specified gathering in an Infected Area. The licence is authorised and issued by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA. The licence is issued to the applicant i.e. the person planning the gathering.

Infected Area - Licence authorising an event within an Infected Area (EXD 119 (RAB))

This licence is issued under Article 9 and Schedule 3; provision VII (1) of the Rabies Control Order 1974. It permits certain activities that would otherwise be prohibited within an Infected Area. These include hunting, racing, point-to-point and shooting. The licence is authorised and issued by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA. The licence is issued to the applicant i.e. the person planning the event.

General application requesting exemption to restrictions by licence (EXD 100 (RAB))

This general application form allows a person to seek exemptions from the rules / restrictions that they, their animals or their premises have been placed under in a disease outbreak situation. These applications can be made under Article 7, Article 9 and Schedule 3 to the Rabies Control Order 1974.

Certificate of Vaccination against Rabies (EXD 27 (RAB))

This certificate is issued under article 9 and schedule 3, Provision V (1) and (2). It is the duty of the owner of an animal specified in the certificate to ensure that each animal wears the vaccination disc allotted to it while it is in a highway or other public place or while it is on any premises other than the premises at which it is normally kept. Failure to comply with this requirement may lead to animal(s) being seized or destroyed. The certificate is issued to animal owners as evidence of vaccination. The certificate is issued by a Veterinary Surgeon.

Compulsory Destruction – Notice of Intent (EXD 16 (RAB))

This notice declares an intention to destroy animal(s) that are confirmed or suspected rabies cases. The notice is served under Article 8. The notice served on the keeper or owner of an animal to be destroyed. The notice is served by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA.

Voluntary Destruction – Notice of Intent (EXD 17 (RAB))

This notice declares an owner’s intention to have his/her animals destroyed. This notice is made under Article 7 (1) Rule 5 of the Rabies Control Order 1974. There is no compensation payable for the loss of the animal(s) in these circumstances. The notice served on the VL responsible for the local APHA Field Services Office.

The notice is served by the keeper or owner of an animal currently detained or isolated in an infected place.

Licence granting an exemption from Infected Area or Infected Place restrictions for working dogs/cats (EXD 117 (RAB))

This licence is issued under article 9 and schedule 3, provision II (4) of the Rabies Control Order 1974. It permits specified working animals an exemption from certain restrictions that fall when an Infected Place or Infected Area is declared. The licence is authorised and issued by a Veterinary Inspector from APHA. The licence is issued to the owner / keeper of a working animal in an Infected Place or an Infected Area.

Notice to quarantine premises - extension of detention and isolation at quarantine premises (EXD 150 (RAB))

This notice is declared under Article 5(5) of the Rabies Control Order 1974.

The notice declares that, following an outbreak of rabies at a quarantine premises, specified animals will continue to be detained and isolated at said premises for such period as specified in the notice, and subject to specified conditions. This will be done at the expense of the animal’s owner. This notice is served on the supervising medical professional at the quarantine facility. This notice is served by LA.

Notice to owner - extension of detention and isolation at quarantine premises (EXD 151 (RAB))

This notice is declared under Article 5(5) of the Rabies Control Order 1974.

The notice declares that, following an outbreak of rabies at a quarantine premises, specified animals will continue to be detained and isolated at said premises for such period as specified in the notice, and subject to specified conditions. This will be done at the expense of the animal’s owner. This notice is served on the owner of the animals to be detained. This notice is served by the LA.


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