A second member of reception staff at a Falmouth GP surgery has tested positive for Covid-19, leading to potential delays in people contacting the surgery.

Trescobeas Surgery has apologised if it takes patients to make contact as a result, due to a "large proportion" of the reception staff now self-isolating at home.

On Friday the team asked for people's "patience and understanding" after a team member tested positive for Covid.


Doctor surgery's appeal after positive Covid test forces reception staff to isolate

This morning a second case involving a member of the same team has been confirmed.

As a result, the surgery will currently only be taking emergency on-the-day appointments.

Alerting patients and the community on its social media accounts, the surgery said: "We are sorry to have to advise you that we now have another member of our reception team tested positive for Covid-9.

"A large proportion of our reception team are in self-isolation, and can't be in the surgery premises. We have had to take this action following the full Government and NHS guidelines.

"We have set up as many of our reception team with laptops and phones as we can possibly manage, and we will be answering calls remotely.

"We would ask for your patience and understanding at this time – it may take longer than normal to connect to us, for which we sincerely apologise.

"As a result of this we are only able to offer on-the-day emergency appointments. We will update you as the situation changes.

"If you have a booked appointment with a member of our clinical team, please attend the surgery as planned, unless you hear to the contrary from us."