A PRESTWICH sports club has closed after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.

The Cricket, Tennis and Bowling Club in Heys Road has taken the decision to shut its clubhouse for deep cleaning.

It comes after a member of the club's bar team tested positive for Covid-19 and is now self isolating for a fortnight.

Other members of staff are also being tested, the club confirmed.

The clubhouse closed last Friday and it is expected that it will reopen on Thursday evening.

In a statement, club chairman Brian Lorenzini said: "One of our bar staff has tested positive for coronavirus and most of the other staff are being tested but must remain automatically isolated for 14 days whatever the result of the tests.

"Sadly, in the current circumstances it was almost inevitable that this would happen when you consider the size of the Club."

All cricket matches at the club have also been cancelled until September 12.

However, other activities, including tennis and bowling will continue to go ahead, and the club's junior and senior football teams are unaffected.

Mr Lorenzini added: "The clubhouse will be deep cleaned regularly during the lockdown and of course our best wishes go to all our staff in this difficult period.

"When we reopen, and, for at least that weekend, we will be looking for volunteers to run the bar. Anybody capable of helping during that period please contact either myself or Paul Jepson."