Potential CoronaVirus Case At Brackley Surgery
Washington House reopens following precautionary measures after coronavirus concerns
A Brackley surgery has reopened this afternoon following concerns over a potential coronavirus case caused it to be closed at short notice this morning.
The Washington House site had issued a statement on Monday morning to say they had to close to follow protocols and guidance from the Department of Health and Public Health England following a potential coronavirus incident. However, they were keen to stress this was not a confirmed case and simply a precautionary measure.
In a statement the surgery said, “We have temporarily closed the building as a precautionary measure to carry out cleaning in line with the protocols”.
Shortly after Monday lunchtime the surgery confirmed all necessary steps had been taken and they had reopened, stating “We have now re-opened following the surgery being cleaned in line with national protocols and guidelines. All patients will be able to collect prescriptions and attend appointments as normal.
“We are sorry for the inconvenience this has caused, for further information about the 2019 coronavirus can be found on the NHS.UK website, including symptoms and advice to travellers returning from affected areas”.
Meanwhile on Monday a medical practice in Brighton was temporarily closed after a staff member tested positive for the coronavirus. Patients at the surgery were advised to contact the NHS on 111 phone with any concerns.
Currently eight people in the UK have now been infected by the coronavirus.