National contingency plan for invasive mosquitoes - summer 2020

Actions that should be taken in the event of a non-native invasive mosquito species of public or animal health importance being detected in England.


This document outlines the actions, as agreed across Government, that should be taken in the event of a non-native invasive mosquito species of public or animal health importance being detected in England.

The current situation is that the Aedes albopictus mosquitoe has been found at different sites in Kent (annually from 2016 to 2019) and London (2019) without establishment or transmission of exotic viruses.

This document only covers actions taken at the local level when invasive mosquitoes are detected.

National contingency plan for invasive mosquitoes