Worthing Beach will remain closed until further notice.
The Ministry of Environment and Natural Beautification said the continued closure was as a result of waste water entering the Graeme Hall swamp.
“In an effort to protect the swamp and its environs, in addition to keeping the waste water from reappearing on the streets of the South Coast, the sluice gate will be opened as needed to allow the overflows to exit via Worthing Beach during low tide,” the ministry said in a release this afternoon.
“The Environmental Protection Department (EPD) under the Ministry of Environment and Beautification will conduct daily near shore testing and will continue to monitor the conditions on the beach. Meanwhile the National Conservation Commission (NCC) will ensure that warnings remain in place for the duration of the closure,” it added.
The public has been asked not to use the beach at this time and to observe the warnings posted.
“The NCC along with the Barbados Water Authority is making every effort to have this situation rectified as soon as possible,” it said.
The popular beach was first closed in early July.