A POST office in Herefordshire has reopened after Covid forced it to temporarily close.

Bromyard post office said on Friday it would be closed for 10 days after a staff member tested positive for coronavirus.

But due to the another staff member testing negative, and changes to self-isolation rules in England, it was able to reopen today (Monday).

At the start of August, the branch, in Church Street, warned of staff shortages as the new owners had to leave for India at short notice but remaining staff would "endeavour to keep the post office open".

But two weeks later, on August 13, the post office said a staff member had tested positive and another had to self-isolate.

But from Monday, August 16, fully-vaccinated people were no longer required to self-isolate after being a close contact of someone with Covid-19.

That, along with another staff member's test coming back from the laboratory as negative, meant it could reopen.

A spokesperson for the Post Office "sincerely apologised for any inconvenience caused" and said services would be restored as soon as possible.