6 May 2022 (Changes in Bold Green)
An update on NHS dental services at our practice
Our practice remains open to provide dental services. Our staff will continue wearing appropriate PPE due to the nature of aerosol generating procedures in dental care.
Under the Government's guidance "Health and care settings will continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control processes as necessary and this will be continually reviewed. Guidance will be updated based on the latest clinical evidence. You can find this online: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-response-living-with-covid-19/covid-19-response-living-with-covid-19
People will continue to be advised that there are safer behaviours they can adopt to reduce the risk of infection. Precautions remain particularly important to those who are at higher risk if they catch COVID-19, although due to advances in vaccination and therapeutics, this group is now better protected. The majority of people previously considered clinically extremely vulnerable are now advised to follow the same general guidance as everyone else as a result of the protection they have received from vaccination.
Individuals can still reduce the risk of catching and passing on COVID-19 by:
a. Getting vaccinated;
b. Letting fresh air in if meeting indoors, or meeting outside;
c. Wearing a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces, especially where you come into contact with people you do not usually meet, when rates of transmission are high;
d. Trying to stay at home if you are unwell;
e. Taking a test if you have COVID-19 symptoms, and staying at home and avoiding contact with other people if you test positive; and
f. Washing your hands and following advice to ‘Catch it, Bin it, Kill it’.
Caldecott Dental Practice operates a zero tolerance policy. Any patient who is verbally or physically violent or abusive to our members of staff or to other patients will be refused treatment and reported to the appropriate authority.
We apologise for any inconvenience these steps caused but we hope that you will understand this is for everyone's best interest and we are trying to do our best throughout this difficult time.
For more information please visit BDA.org/Coronavirus