A spokesperson from Kirkhall Surgery (Prestwick) said:
“Due to a number of positive cases of coronavirus directly linked to the practice, and on advice from NHS Ayrshire & Arran Public Health Team, Kirkhall Surgery has taken the decision to close to all patients temporarily until Thursday 26 March.
“The practice has asked NHS Ayrshire & Arran to step in to support them to continue to deliver primary care services during this time and we will work together to manage the situation and limit inconvenience to patients.
“Patients should be reassured that telephone appointments with a GP from the practice will still be available. If patients urgently need to see a GP then this will be arranged but the appointment may be with a GP from another practice.
“Staff at the practice will continue to take calls between 8am and 5:30pm Monday to Friday.
“NHS Ayrshire & Arran Public Health Team have advised that no patients are at increased risk.”
The procedures which have been put in place are:
Telephone appointments are still available should you need to speak to a GP
Any patient who needs to see a GP will be asked to attend another GP practice
Patients who have to collect prescriptions are being asked to telephone the practice to make arrangements to collect this from a local chemist
For test results please call the practice after 2pm