Music festivals must train staff on how to spot the signs of meningitis, after a teenager died in Cornwall

George Zographou was 18 years old when he contracted meningitis B at the festival in Newquay, Cornwall. Credit: ITV West Country

Staff and volunteers at music festivals must be fully trained in spotting the early signs and symptoms of meningitis, a report has found.

The move comes after 18-year-old George Zographou - known to his loved ones as Zoggy - died after he contracted meningitis at a festival in Cornwall in August last year.

In the report, Geroge Zographou's sister says:

The Government report has been released which aims to raise awareness about the signs, symptoms and treatments of meningitis.

The medical team at Boardmasters Festival denied George had been left on his own at any time, and say they plan to go, "above and beyond" a list of recommendations given.

The report suggests organisations providing first medical services at events like festivals should be able to demonstrate that their staff/volunteers are appropriately trained to recognise the signs and symptoms of meningitis.

They made 12 recommendations, four general and eight aimed at different organisations and bodies who can improve awareness and the early diagnosis of sepsis and meningitis.

George died the day before getting his A level results Credit: ITV West Country