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APHA OV Team in Worcester

Tel: 0208 026 1094

Centre for International Trade, Carlisle (imports and exports)

Tel: 03000 200 301

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Key Briefing Notes

Recent Briefing Notes

Number Content/Name Date
14/20 Advice for OVs undertaking TB testing during the COVID-19 outbreak in Wales  01 Apr 2020
13/20 Advice for OVs undertaking TB testing during the COVID-19 outbreak in Scotland 01 Apr 2020
12/20 Advice for OVs undertaking TB testing during the COVID-19 outbreak in England 01 Apr 2020
11/20 Update for Official Veterinarians regarding how the COVID-19 outbreak is affecting the issuing of Export Health Certificates 01 Apr 2020
10/20 Advice for Veterinarians and their Clients on Pets and COVID-19 01 Apr 2020
09/20 Extension to the Conditional Authorisation and Revalidation Deadlines for the Official Controls Qualification (Veterinary) - Tuberculin Testing due to COVID-19 26 Mar 2020
07/20 Advice for OVs undertaking Visits during the COVID-19 Outbreak 20 Mar 2020
06/20 Advice for OVs in the Event of Reduction of VDP/OV Capacity for TB Testing due to COVID-19 Pandemic 19 Mar 2020
05/20 Outcome of the pilot to explore the use of Approved Tuberculin Testers (ATTs) in private veterinary businesses to carry out tuberculin skin testing of cattle in England 18 Mar 2020
04/20 Phased introduction of default six-monthly surveillance TB testing of cattle herds in the High Risk Area of England 05 Mar 2020
03/20 An update regarding pet travel as we now enter a transition period 30 Jan 2020
02/20 An update regarding equine movements as we now enter a transition period 29 Jan 2020
01/20 Reminder to check access to IT systems 21 Jan 2020
34/19 Change in application of movement restrictions on TB breakdown holdings in Wales from 13 January 2020 31 Dec 2019
33/19 Change to the Inconclusive Reactors (IR) Policy in Persistent TB Breakdowns in Wales 20 Dec 2019
32/19 Regulation (EU) 2017/625 on Official Controls and Other Official Activities (OCR) 19 Dec 2019

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