A butchers in Troon has shut after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus, meaning all Christmas orders will be cancelled.

Connor Butchers took the decision to close indefinitely after an employee tested positive for the virus, meaning workers have to isolate for 10 days.

As a result, the butchers, located on West Portland Street, have cancelled all their Christmas orders with immediate effect.

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Posted by Connor Butchers on Friday, 11 December 2020

Although the shop reasoned that they could potentially reopen on Monday, December 21, if staff no longer show symptoms, they felt it better to issue cancellations now in order to give locals time to arrange alternatives.

In a Facebook post, Connor Butchers said: "Due to a member of staff testing positive for COVID we have had to close immediately for 10 days to isolate.

"Due to these unexpected events we have taken the decision to cancel all Christmas orders immediately.

"Although we could reopen on Monday, December 21, as long as Robert, Iain or other staff members do not show symptoms.

"However if they do start with symptoms this takes the shop remaining closed closer to Christmas.

"This being the case we have decided to cancel Christmas orders with immediate effect to give everyone time to arrange alternatives.

"We can only apologise for the situation however we have no choice but to follow government advice."

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Iain and Robert Main from Connor Butchers said: "Our social media post has really helped get our devastating news out there and we have posted out letters to everyone who had placed a Christmas order with us.

"We wanted to give plenty time for people to arrange alternatives in the event that, for obvious reasons, we will not be reopening on December 21, as planned.

"We can only apologise to our customers that this has occurred and wish everyone a healthy and happy Christmas."