A MEDICAL centre has shut suddenly.

The County Oak Medical Centre in Carden Hill, Brighton, is closed due to safety reasons.

It has since been confirmed that a GP at the centre has tested positive for coronavirus.

When calling the centre, an answer phone message says: "Unfortunately the building has had to close due to an urgent operational health and safety reason.


"For non-urgent medical advice, please call NHS 111, or if you feel you need urgent medical advice, please call 999."

The medical centre is in the road adjacent to Carden Primary School.

NHS Brighton and Hove CCG has been contacted for comment.

The authority told The Argus a comment will be provided shortly on the reason for the medical centre's closure.

>> UPDATE: Brighton GP with coronavirus 'did not treat any patients'

It comes two hours after we originally contacted them.

The news follows the sudden closure of Seaford Medical Centre on Friday morning due to a "health and safety" issue.

It reopened later that day.

The NHS Eastbourne, Hailsham and Seaford CCG has been contacted for comment on the reason for the closure.

On Friday, the CCG has said that a statement will be released today saying why the health centre was closed.

At 1.50pm today a spokeswoman for the authority said the enquiry had been passed on to NHS Brighton and Hove CCG.