To ensure the health
and safety of all students, it is our practice that children who are unwell or
have weeping sores, cuts and/or abrasions, are not permitted to participate in
In addition, Queensland
Health has guidelines on the control of Cryptosporidium in Pools.
An increasing number
of cryptosporidiosis cases are reported each year. The cryptosporidium germ
causes a bowel infection with diarrhoea, vomiting and cramps.
Some of the guidelines recommendations include:
- People ill with diarrhoea, or ill
in the past two (2) weeks with loose bowel motions must not use public swimming pools;
- Non toilet trained children and
incontinent persons will wear waterproof pants, firm fitting bike pants and have regular toilet breaks.
In accordance with
the guidelines, all students identified as having continence difficulties
or have had an ‘accident’ in the pool, will be required to wear an incontinence
waterproof swimming pant. Students will
not be allowed to swim without an incontinence swim pant as detailed in the
Swim pants can be
either disposable or reusable. Disposable swim pants in small sizes are
available from supermarkets and chemists. Reusable swim pants are available for
very small children in chemists, sports stores and department stores. Larger
sizes are available through continence product suppliers, if you like more
information on these products, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
If your child has a
medical issue regarding continence matters please provide medical reports and
documentation to the school for our records.
Please do not
hesitate to contact the school, if you have any questions or concerns regarding