STAFF at Craig Tara holiday park have tested positive for Covid-19 as the summer staycation rush begins. 

Haven, who operates the Ayrshire holiday park, has confirmed that "a handful" of staff have tested positive for the coronavirus, which has also led to other staff members having to self-isolate. 

The caravan park and staycation resort is a favourite to visit for many Glaswegians during the summer holidays, with an increase in popularity expected while the country remains in Level Two Covid restrictions. 

Despite the outbreak, bosses have said that booked holidays will not be affected, with the risk to holidaymakers deemed as "low". 

READ MORE: Covid-19: What time is Nicola Sturgeon's update today and how to watch

A spokeswoman for Haven said: "We are aware a handful of our over 600 strong team members at Craig Tara have recently tested positive for Covid-19.

"These are isolated cases but as a result, we have a number of other team members currently self-isolating in line with guidance from NHS Test and Protect.

"We have fully complied with the procedures and they have confirmed the risk to holidaymakers and owners is low. All bookings continue to be fulfilled and we are running all areas of the park as usual."

The company said that steps have been taken to ensure the safety of visitors and staff at Craig Tara Holiday Park. 

They said: "Since the start of the pandemic Haven has taken a number of steps to ensure that the safety and security of its guests, owners, and team remains its number one priority.

"We work closely with our local Environmental Health officer and currently sit on several different professional, industry-leading groups to ensure our Protocols and ways of working remain relevant and up to date."