Wiltshire

Diarrhoea bug infected swimming pool in Swindon to reopen

Oasis leisure centre
Image caption The Oasis pool was closed on 12 August

A swimming pool that was closed due to an outbreak of a sickness and diarrhoea bug is to reopen after almost a month.

The Oasis Leisure Centre pool in Swindon was shut on 12 August, and tests showed the cryptosporidium parasite was present in the water.

It has been deep cleaned and Public Health England said new tests had shown the pool was now clear of the bug.

The pool, which is run by run by Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL), is due to open again on Saturday morning.

Cryptosporidium is a microscopic bug that can cause diarrhoea, vomiting and stomach cramps.

Dr Ayo Oyinloye, public health consultant for Swindon Borough Council, said: "It is good news that the pool water, following sampling, has been found to be clear of cryptosporidium and we are pleased that the national Pool Water Treatment Advisory Group is satisfied with the action taken by the pool operators to address this issue."

A spokesman for GLL said: "We waited to reopen the pool until we were 100% satisfied with the water quality."

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