COVID-19 Coronavirus Advice Update (16/03/20) in Health Advice on 16th March 2020 Earlier today further advice was issued from the government regarding how to deal with the current COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation. The changes that were advised were: Whole household isolation for 14 days should any member of that household shows symptoms of the virus (A new continuous cough and/or raised temperature)Avoid non essential social gatherings (Pubs/clubs/theatres etc)Avoid non essential travelAvoid non essential contact with others (ideally work from home where possible). The importance of the advice was also stressed to any people over 70, pregnant women and for this with underlying health conditions. At present, this advice from a press conference earlier today hasn’t been followed up with any official written guidance from either the government or NHS to provide any further information about the specifics of this advice. What does it mean for Dentistry? At the moment we have not been provided with any further advice than what was given several days ago, which means we will continue to operate as normal. We currently have no problems with staff levels, equipment levels and will continue with the highest levels of sterilisation and decontamination as before. However if anyone has an appointment which they need to reschedule for any reason, please just contact the practice and we will happily help you out. We will continue to post with any further updates as and when we get them.