Patients have been turned away from a GP surgery in Plymouth which has closed suddenly.

Staff at Southway Surgery reportedly stopped patients from entering the premises earlier today (February 3).

The reason for the closure is not yet known, but it comes after two people from Devon tested positive for coronavirus.

Signs are now on display at the surgery, which advise patients to stay away and warn of an “infection”.

A sign on display at the surgery. Credit: ITV News West Country

Please do not enter the surgery due to risk of infection. Please call the surgery and we will endeavour to help you as best we can. If you have any symptoms of flu, please do not enter the surgery. Return home and then telephone the surgery for advice.

Southway Surgery

One patient said they were told by staff were dealing with an “outbreak”, but refused to comment on whether it was related to coronavirus.

All the doors are locked. They let us out and people are going up to the door and they are being sent away. She said we have an outbreak, but she wouldn't tell us what.