This is the advice from the UK Health Security Agency and includes, but is not limited to, hand gathering of shellfish, swimming, bathing, watersports, fishing and angling.
Pets should also be kept away from the water in the Poole Harbour area.
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council has raised signage at Rockley Park, Lake Pier, Hamworthy Park, Baiter Slipway, Whitley Lake (Kite Beach) and the slipway at Lake Road to advise visitors not to swim in these areas until further notice.
BCP Council welcomes seafront visitors this weekend, and whilst the Poole Harbour beach locations advise no recreation in the water, areas from Sandbanks to Christchurch are ready for all activities.
The slipways at Swanage and Mudeford are open as an alternative for those that would normally choose to launch from a Poole Harbour slipway.
In the Dorset Council area, signage has been put up by Dorset Council along the Studland beaches, Knoll Beach, South Beach, Ferry Road and Shell Bay advising visitors not to not to swim in these areas until further notice.
Nearby beaches in the Dorset Council area at Swanage, Kimmeridge Bay, Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door remain safe to use, and offer alternatives for visitors and water-users to enjoy.
Anyone wishing to fly drones or model aircraft should adhere to the drone code and seek the relevant permissions and ID before flying. Flight mapping can be found on the following website: https://notaminfo.com/ukmap
BCP Council continues to ask that members of the public do not try and help with the clean-up at Poole Harbour, specialist trained teams are working hard on the ground.
Anyone who has come into contact with the spill should wash immediately with soap and water for ten minutes. If eyes have come into contact with the spill, they should be rinsed with water. Anyone who has been exposed to fuel oil and is feeling unwell please contact NHS 111 or seek medical attention from your GP.
It is unlikely that there will be any long-term health effects from short exposures (eg days).
Further Frequently Asked Questions are available to view on the Poole Harbour Commissioners website.
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