A GP SURGERY was closed for cleaning this morning following a 'medical incident'.

Woodstock Surgery was temporarily shut as a 'precautionary measure', but authorities will not confirm if this was due to coronavirus.

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An NHS spokesperson said: "Woodstock Surgery was temporarily closed to enable a clean as a precautionary measure this morning.

"It is now open as usual and patients should continue to attend their appointments.

"We apologise for any inconvenience that may have been caused."

A notice posted on the surgery's Facebook page this morning added: "We apologise for any inconvenience that the closure caused.

"There was a medical incident and on the advice of Public Health England we will be reopening as normal.

"Please be assured that there is no cause for concern to the patients."

A Woodstock resident said he was concerned the closure could have been related to coronavirus.

He said: "Obviously it's concerning for everyone's health. I've got two young children and I'm concerned about them."

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The surgery has not confirmed the nature of the medical incident.

A staff member declined to comment on whether or not the closure was linked to coronavirus and referred the Oxford Mail to NHS Oxfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The CCG initially declined to comment and referred the Oxford Mail to Public Health England.

Public Health England declined to comment and referred us back to the CCG.

The CCG then sent the statement above from the NHS, but did not address the question about coronavirus.

A pre-recorded message on the surgery's phone line immediately gives advice to patients regarding the coronavirus, offering Public Health guidance and urging people not to come into the surgery if they have symptoms.