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NSW Health releases new resources in ‘Clean Pools for Healthy Swimming’ campaign

NSW Health releases new resources in ‘Clean Pools for Healthy Swimming’ campaign
January 25, 2017

NSW Health has released a series of new resources as part of its ‘Clean Pools for Healthy Swimming’ campaign - an ongoing initiative that aims to reduce Cryptosporidium outbreaks in swimming pools and spa pools.

The new resources include a guide: Public Swimming Pool & Spa Requirements - A short guide for operators of public swimming pools and a series of A4 posters suitable for displaying on the back of toilet doors at aquatic centres and aquatic playgrounds.

The consistent message of the educational campaign is to ensure that people ‘Don’t swim if they have had diarrhoea in the past two weeks’.

NSW Health recommends that the Cryptosporidium prevention brochures are handed out when children are registered for swimming lessons, also suggesting that it is good policy to allow make-up lessons when a child is sick in order to encourage parents to keep their children at home and out of the pool, which helps prevent the spread of diseases in swimming pools.

Available resources include:

Brochure - A guide to clean pools for healthy swimming
Brochure - Public swimming pool and spa pool requirements
Poster - Steps to healthy swimming (boy)
Poster - Steps to healthy swimming (girl)
Poster - Steps to healthy swimming (school)
Poster - Steps to healthy water play
Fact sheet - Healthy swimming pools

A fact sheet on aquatic playgrounds will be released soon.

For more information go to www.health.nsw.gov.au/environment/publicpools/Pages/default.aspx

Click here to download Public Swimming Pool & Spa Requirements - A short guide for operators of public swimming pools.

19th January 2016 - RECREATION SA URGES SWIMMERS TO PRACTICE GOOD PERSONAL HYGIENE AMID RECORD CRYPTOSPORIDIUM LEVELS

23rd December 2015 - POOL MANAGERS NEED TO BE AWARE OF WATERBORNE BUGS THROUGH SUMMER

29th January 2015 - NSW HEALTH LAUNCHES ‘CLEAN POOLS FOR HEALTHY SWIMMING’ CAMPAIGN

8th May 2012 - FAECAL CONTAMINATION IN SWIMMING POOLS LINKED TO RISE IN GASTRO BUGS


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