Two Torquay GP Surgeries closed over Coronavirus fears

(Last Updated On: March 4, 2020)

Chelston Hall Surgery and Barton Surgery in Torquay are currently closed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.

Both surgeries will remain closed until at least 16th March on advice from Publuc Health England.

There have been two confirmed cases of Coronavirus in South Devon, one being a pupil at Churston Ferrers Grammar School which closed on Monday due to concerns about the virus and remains closed today.

A statement on their website says:
Following advice from Public Health England, Chelston Hall Surgery and Barton Surgery will be closed until at least 16 March 2020 to help to contain the current outbreak of Coronavirus. We apologise for any inconvenience this causes our patients. For those that have appointments booked we will be in contact with you to arrange alternative support.

If you have a life-threatening situation, dial 999.

If you need urgent medical help or advice and aren’t sure where to go, use NHS 111 online or by phone.

We are working with local providers to ensure that all patients registered with the practice continue to access local GP and health services during this period.

If you have been to one of the affected countries listed on the GOV.UK website in relation to coronavirus, or believe you have come into contact with a confirmed case, please visit NHS 111 online at 111.NHS.UK for further advice.

If you have general questions or concerns around Coronavirus please visit

Thank you for your patience and understanding.

53 people in the UK have been diagnosed with Coronavirus as the government launched a renewed public information campaign urging people to wash their hands. Over 90,000 people have been diagnosed globally.

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One Comment

  1. Why are they not telling us why these surgeries in Torquay are closed of 14 days?
    Living in Hele, we should be informed if there is any cases in OUR area.
    Does anyone know why?