A national ban on bird shows and pigeon races due to bird flu has been lifted, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has said.
The latest bird flu outbreak led to the slaughter of thousands of birds
The ban had been in place across the country since bird flu was confirmed at a farm in Suffolk on 12 November.
But Defra said the restrictions would remain within the restricted surveillance and protection zones in Suffolk and Norfolk.
Birds from these zones cannot be brought to shows elsewhere, Defra said.
"This decision is based on expert consideration of surveillance and tracing results."
The department said any gatherings outside the restricted zones must operate under the normal rules of a general licence for bird gatherings.
Defra said the general licence, which has just been re-issued on its website, covers falconry displays, fairs, markets, shows, exhibitions and pigeon races.
The ban was imposed after the virulent H5N1 strain of avian flu virus was discovered at Redgrave Park Farm near Diss in Suffolk earlier this month.