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Popular Dublin Beach Issues 'Do Not Swim' Warning Due To Risk Of Illness

By Kiara Keane

August 22, 2018 at 2:15pm

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People have been warned to stay away from the water at a popular north Dublin beach to avoid falling ill.

A temporary ‘Do Not Swim’ Advisory Notice has been issued by Fingal County Council due to fears of contamination following their latest tests on the water.

The council issued a statement about Front Strand Beach in Balbriggan on their Twitter account which read:

“Please be advised: Fingal County Council has issued a Temporary Advisory Notice in respect of swimming at Front Strand beach, Balbriggan for 72 hours due to suspected impacts from animals/birds or contaminated surface water catchment runoff.”

Visitors have been advised of the following precautions to avoid getting sick:

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.

The beach will remain open, though the council added:

“Beach users are asked to respect the advisory notice as it has been put in place to ensure that the health of bathers is not compromised.”

READ MORE: PIC: HSE Confirm They Are Managing 13 Dublin Cases In "Ongoing European Outbreak" Of Infectious Disease Measles

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