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Hand foot and mouth advice for SAC swimmers

Friday 4 September 2015

Staff at the Sapphire Aquatic Centre in Pambula have been advised by a parent that their child who attends Tuesday afternoon swimming lessons has a confirmed case of hand foot and mouth disease.

The Sapphire Aquatic Centre uses chemicals in the pool to disinfect the water, which reduces the likelihood of hand foot and mouth disease being transmitted.

Hand foot and mouth disease is an illness that can be common in children, causing mostly mild symptoms that include high temperature and small blister like lesions.

Staff will be hyper-chlorinating the pool over the weekend as an additional measure to ensure sterilisation.

Council advises parents with concerns or questions regarding hand foot and mouth disease to consult a GP.

For more information call Sapphire Aquatics Centre on 6494 3100.


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