Leisure Centre Has Unsatisfactory Levels of Legionella

Drain opening in FloorUnsatisfactory levels of Legionella was found seven times in one Belfast City Council-owned facility last year.

The spa area of Avoniel Leisure Centre had to close on three occasions, with follow-up water tests after these closures accounting for the additional failed tests.

Legionella is a type of bacteria that an cause Legionnaires’ disease, a serious lung infection that can prove fatal.

The first failed test happened on January 24, 2017 when a count of 20,000 cfu/litre (a microbiology term) was recorded – which is 20 times the limit for closing the pool.

Day-to-day running of Belfast’s leisure centres was outsourced to social enterprise Greenwich Leisure Ltd (GLL) in 2015.

GLL said: “Routine water samples of the spa pool are carried out on a monthly basis to ensure the highest compliance with health and safety legislation.”

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2018-08-01T04:56:49+01:00 July 27th, 2018|
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