Guidance for Issuing Movement Permits
Upon diagnosis of FMD, sheep movements will be halted in an orderly way. Once the initial extent of the outbreak is defined and movement permitting systems are established, sheep movements can restart for premises with no evidence of infection. This is described in more detail in the Managed Movement document. Periods of no animal movement at the beginning of an outbreak will impact producers’ business continuity. Guidance is available in the Contingency Planning for Producers Prior to an FMD Outbreak.
Guidance on issuing movement permits for sheep or semen with no evidence of infection is provided below and in the SSWS Plan.