A GP surgery in Cumbria has stopped to face-to-face consultations after some staff tested positive for coronavirus.

Appleby Medical Practice can still take phone appointments, but patients needing to see a doctor in person should go to Temple Sowerby Medical.

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A spokesperson from the practice said: "The issue was picked up quickly because of strict infection prevention measures and processes put in place to protect patients and staff, which have proved effective.

"The Practice is working with Public Health colleagues who emphasise that risks to patients are very low.

"They will be contacting everyone who may have had contact with anyone confirmed Covid positive with precautionary advice.

"This stresses the risks are low as the surgery team was following infection prevention processes, including exercising social distancing and wearing appropriate PPE."