A BUSINESS park firm has closed temporarily after Public Health England confirmed that four workers had been diagnosed with Covid-19

The company on Aycliffe Business Park, in Newton Aycliffe, has voluntarily closed for around 14 days and is offering testing to all of its staff as a precautionary measure.

In an announcement to firms, a spokesperson from Aycliffe Business Park said: "While there is no immediate risk to you and your own staff, we are working closely with Public Health England and are taking this opportunity to contact other businesses in the area to remind them that by staying vigilant, we can help to keep each other safe.

"If you might consider using this opportunity to remind staff about the small but important measures they can take to help prevent the spread of the virus, we would be very grateful. This includes good practice for preventing the spread of the virus."