News | 22 July 2016

Wellington City Council supports Porirua crypto response

Wellington City Council’s Recreation Facilities Manager, Julian Todd, is asking people to stay away from the city’s pools if they have been ill with diarrhoea or stomach upsets in the past couple of weeks.

He is supporting Porirua City Council’s decision to close its Arena Aquatic Centre over the weekend after reported cases of the highly-contagious illness cryptosporidiosis.

Mr Todd says Wellington City Council pools staff will work closely with Regional Public Health and with Porirua City Council to keep an eye on the new ‘crypto’ outbreak. “But our main advice is – please don’t come to our pools if you’ve been sick in the past fortnight. If you do you’ll just put the health of other people at risk and also possibly cause our pools to be closed.”