Staff at a Fife GP surgery are self-isolating after coming into contact with a positive coronavirus case.
Locals have been warned of disruption at the Northglen Medical Practice next week after several workers were feared to be at risk of Covid-19.
NHS Fife said “a number of practice staff” came into contact with a person who tested positive for the virus.
On Wednesday, the health board confirmed fewer than five patients had been advised to self-isolate as a precaution due to “limited contact” with someone who had contracted the disease.
The centre remains open, however some “routine appointments” are being cancelled.
Patients have been asked only to contact the surgery if the matter is urgent.
A statement from NHS Fife reads: “NHS Fife can confirm that some disruption to services at Northglen Medical Practice in Glenrothes will continue for (the) week commencing November 16 after a number of practice staff were required to isolate following contact with a confirmed case of Covid-19.
“The practice continues to be open; however, it remains necessary to cancel a small number of routine appointments for staffing reasons. Those patients affected are being contacted directly by the practice to rearrange their appointment.
“The practice asks that patients do not telephone unless their matter is urgent. This is to keep the telephone lines free for their most frail and vulnerable patients who may need urgent care.
“There is no disruption to repeat prescriptions and those requiring urgent review or assessment can continue to do by submitting an online consult form or contacting the practice by telephone if they do not have internet access or are unable to complete a form.
“It is important that anyone experiencing the well-established symptoms of Covid-19 should immediately self-isolate and arrange a test using the NHS inform website at: www.nhsinform.scot or by calling 0800 028 2816.
“A local online support hub has been created to provide information on testing for Covid-19 and updates on the pandemic.”
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