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Two members of staff test positive at GP surgery as remainder forced to self-isolate

It is operating on a 'strict emergency only basis' and has apologised for any inconvenience

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Two members of staff at a local GP surgery have tested positive for Covid-19.

And the remainder of staff at the facility – at Main Street in Loughbrickland – are self-isolating.

The practice – which has patients drawn from a wide area including Loughbrickland, Banbridge and surrounding areas – has confirmed the outbreak to patients.

Those contacting the surgery – which is led by Doctors Cupples, Huey and McCreedy – are advised only to get in touch in an emergency.

A recorded message advises: “The surgery is operating on a strict emergency only basis due to two members of staff testing positive for coronavirus and the remainder of staff self-isolating.”

A menu option is given directing those needing assistance in a medical emergency, wishing to contact the treatment room or pharmacist.

And patients are advised to order repeat prescriptions online and allow 72 hours.

It adds: “We appreciate your patience and co-operation at this time and apologise for any inconvenience caused.”

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