A GP surgery in Warrington has undergone a deep clean after an individual tested positive for coronavirus.

Chapelford Medical Centre was made aware of the positive Covid-19 case yesterday, Thursday.

The surgery says it has robust plans in place to deal with incidents such as this, which include a deep clean of the building and testing for staff.

A spokesman for the medical centre said they are hopeful that normal service will resume shortly and thanked patients for their understanding.

Warrington Guardian:

They said: “We can confirm that we were made aware yesterday that an individual who had been within the practice premises had tested positive for Covid-19.

“The practice has robust plans to deal with such an issue and these were put into place immediately, including a full deep clean of the building and testing of all staff who had come into contact with the individual.

“The practice remained operational throughout, with full clinical triage, online and digital consultations, and arrangements for face-to-face appointments where clinical required.

“We have provided assurance to our patients that no patients were affected or at risk in terms of contact with the individual, and the safety of our patients and staff remains to be paramount.

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“Following the quick response and immediate actions taken, we are hopeful that we will be back to operating business as usual shortly.

“We would like to thank our patients for their patience and understanding and apologies for any inconvenience this has caused.

“We will continue to provide regular updates to our patients until the situation is fully resolved.”