Redland City Council is advising residents and visitors that swimming at Thompson’s Beach, Victoria Point is not recommended from today.
After routine sampling revealed elevated levels of enterococci bacteria, Council has temporarily closed the beach,erected no swimming signs and will undertake ongoing sampling.
While low levels of enterococci bacteria are often found in waterways, particularly after rain and weather events, routine testing has identified elevated levels and Council has made the decision to close the beach in accordance with Healthy Waterways Healthy Waterplay guidelines.
Exposure to enterococci bacteria can lead to mild illness such as stomach upsets or infections and Council has issued the warning against swimming at the beach in the interests of community health.
Once Thompson’s Beach is again suitable for swimming, the temporary signage will be removed and a further notification will be provided.