GIFFORDS Circus performances at Minchinhampton have been cancelled following a coronavirus outbreak.

Last night's show on the Common was called off after members of the troupe received positive Covid tests.

In a statement released yesterday, Giffords said: “We are heartbroken that members of our Giffords Circus team have received positive PCR tests.

“As a result, we are shutting down with immediate effect for 10 days in line with government advice. Whilst we know this will cause disappointment we hope you will understand.

“We are currently contacting everyone due to attend the show, tonight (Thursday) and from tomorrow (Friday) we will also contact everyone who has tickets to both Minchinhampton and Marlborough.

"We will be doing everything we possibly can to bring the Hooley back as quickly and safely as possible.”