Potential pollution at Caldy Brook - take extra care.
There has been a reported case of pollution at Caldy Brook, which feeds into the Dee. As a result, the Environment Agency NW and the NW Public Health Authority are warning members to refrain from swimming at Sandy Lane. I am sure all those returning to rowing are already taking steps to ensure hygiene - however please take care when using water bottles or wetting blade handles if you have any kind of open cut or blister, while out on the water. The current advice is that if you suffer from a fever, diarrhoea or abnormal pain within 10 days of going on the water - ‘see your GP’.