The Department of Health has announced that there has recently been an increase in cryptosporidiosis cases recorded across Victoria.
While we are confident in our water quality management procedures, we strongly encourage patrons to comply with the following advice:
- Do not swim if you have had diarrhoea in the past 14 days.
- Shower and wash with soap, especially the bottom, before swimming.
- Avoid swallowing pool water.
- Wash hands with soap after going to the toilet, changing a nappy, handling animals or before preparing food or drink.
- Do not handle food or prepare food for others until at least 48 hours after diarrhoea has stopped.
- Change nappies in nappy change areas only.
- Keep children home from childcare or school until 24 hours free of symptoms.
If you think you or your child may have cryptosporidiosis, contact your doctor who will ask you for a stool (faeces or ‘poo’) sample for testing. If the results of the tests show that you have cryptosporidiosis, the doctor will be able to provide you with advice and will also notify the Department of Health.