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Legionella discovery closes sports village

10 August 2016

Hertfordshire Sports Village has not reopened its showering facilities since the discovery of a mild strain of legionella bacteria was discovered last week.

The centre was closed as a precaution, according to, and the University of Hertfordshire facility, located in Hatfield.

Following this, the rest of the facility was reopened for use later the same day.

With the showers remaining closed, the centre is now considering the use of temporary showers.

It has been stated that the indoor showers are not expected to reopen until later this month.

"Following earlier legionella test results on our indoor shower facilities, we have carried out further testing," said a spokesperson, according to

"In line with Health and Safety Executive guidelines, testing will continue."

It was further explained that all affected areas have been isolated and further options were being explored for additional indoor showers.

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