On Monday, 5 November, the foot-and-mouth surveillance zone will be lifted.

Extensive surveillance has been completed within the zone, and no further cases have been diagnosed.

But the restricted zone and its movement restrictions will remain in place for the time being.

Fred Landeg, Defra’s deputy chief veterinary officer, said: “Animal Health has completed extensive work in the FMD surveillance zone and the negative results allow us to lift this zone.

“However, farmers must remain vigilant and continue to check their animals for signs of disease twice daily.”