A HELENSBURGH restaurant and a town centre cafe have closed temporarily after members of staff tested positive for Covid-19.

Riverhill Courtyard in West Princes Street shut on Sunday, November 15 following two confirmed cases, while the Ginger Breadman cafe in Sinclair Street followed suit on Monday after one positive case. The latter's bakery and bakehouse are not affected by the closure.

Management at Riverhill, which also serves as a cocktail bar, said customers who are required to self isolate have now been contacted by the NHS Scotland Test and Protect system.

A social media post stated: "Thank you to those of you that have reached out and sent us your well wishes.

"Two of our staff members were tested immediately on becoming symptomatic and tested positive on Sunday, November 15. We have implemented our test and trace system and have collated telephone and online bookings. You will be contacted and given instruction if this has affected you during your time dining with us.

"We apologise profusely for this and hope you all stay safe and well during this time.

"Thank you all again for your support, we will see you all again very soon and keep you updated."

A follow-up post on Monday said: "We have now provided track and trace with all of the information requested by them.

"They have been in touch with everyone that is required to self isolate.

"Our sincerest apologies if you have been affected by this in any way.

"We look forward to welcoming you back when it is safe to do so."

An update shared on the Ginger Breadman's Facebook page on Monday said: "Sad times team but a very real reminder of the hard times we are in.

"One of our staff members has tested positive for Covid-19 and as a result we are closing the doors to keep our team and your lovely selves safe.

"We have been in contact with our track and trace system and they will be in touch with any customers who may have been affected by this.

"We can only apologise for the inconvenience and will be in touch soon with updates as and when. Puts everything into perspective."