The main focus of this guidance is working safely with experimentally infected animals in the laboratory setting. Although the guidance is aimed primarily at protecting human health, full account is taken of animal welfare issues.
Since the ACDP first published guidance on animal containment, COSHH regulations have been amended. This has resulted in many of the basic containment measures for animal rooms being translated from guidance into law. This new guidance amplifies the principles expressed in COSHH and enlarges on the recommendations.