Cork County Council have issued a ‘Do Not Swim’ notice for Garryvoe Beach.
Bathers are advised not to swim at Garryvoe Beach due to an increase in the levels of bacteria found in a water sample from 4th June 2019.
To reduce the risk of illness, beach users should take the following precautions:
- Avoid swallowing or splashing water
- Wash your hands before handling food
- Avoid swimming with an open cut or wound
- Avoid swimming if you are pregnant or have a weakened immune system. Higher levels of bacteria are usually short-lived and most bathers are unlikely to experience any illness.
- Likely Cause: Suspected waste water infrastructure in the area.
- Expected duration: 3 days (up until PM on Friday, 7th June.)
- Actions Taken/Proposed: Bathing Water Resampled on 5/6/19. Results available 7/6/19
For the most up to date information and results visit: www.beaches.ie
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