Twinlakes Theme Park in Leicestershire temporarily closes its water park after reports of sickness and diarrhoea

Twinlakes Family Theme Park in Leicestershire
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A theme park in Leicestershire has temporarily closed its water park after visitors reported suffering sickness and diarrhoea.

Twinlakes Family Theme Park has apologised after it was forced to close its Au Guang Dragon Zone water park.

Public Health England East Midlands are investigating reports that a number of people reported illness after visiting on Friday.

In a statement released by Melton Borough Council, it said Public Health England East Midlands, the Health and Safety Executive, and the council are working with the theme park to investigate the reports and ensure that any necessary public health actions are taken.

We regret that the Au Guang Dragon Zone water park is temporarily closed. We apologise for any inconvenience or disappointment this may cause. As soon as we heard reports that some visitors have become ill following their visit to the water park we took the decision to close it as a precautionary measure. We are working closely with the Health and Safety Executive to investigate and hope to be able to provide information about the re-opening of the Au Guang Dragon water park very soon.

– TWINLAKES STATEMENT

The rest of the theme park remains open, with only the water park shut during the investigation.

Gastroenteritis (diarrhoea and vomiting) is an unpleasant illness but most people usually make a complete recovery without any specific treatment other than rest and drinking lots of fluids to avoid dehydration. There is no specific treatment for diarrhoea and vomiting so the public can help limit the spread of infection by staying away from their GP practice or hospital if they are feeling unwell. If diarrhoea and vomiting does become very severe and persistent however, then we advise you to telephone NHS 111 or your GP.

– DR VANESSA MACGREGOR, CONSULTANT OF COMMUNICABLE DISEASE CONTROL AT PUBLIC HEALTH ENGLAND
Source – ITV.com
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