Cobrey Farms have issued a statement after comments were made on social media stating that there had been an outbreak of COVID-19 affecting some of their employees.

A spokesperson said:

“In response to various comments on social media we would like to confirm that we have had no cases of COVID-19 among any of our employees and would like to reassure people these comments are not true.“

The rumours had been posted on local social media sites after reports that south Herefordshire was one of the areas of the United Kingdom with the highest rate of infections per 100,000 population over the past ten days.