As you are probably aware, there has been a change in the status of the nations approach toward dealing with coronavirus. We have moved into ‘delay’ phase and as such, some advice has been altered.

From our perspective, as a dental practice, we shall be continuing to operate as normal and with the highest levels of cleanliness and decontamination possible, as we always do, to minimise the chance of transmission. Our services may have to be reduced should sufficient numbers of our team be required to self isolate, but we shall inform all affected patients and update our blog should this be the case.

We request that patients and members of the public follow the current guidance toward the virus and self isolation. These can be found on the NHS website and include:

  • Symptoms of coronavirus are most commonly a new continuous cough and/or high temperature.
  • if you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home and do not leave your house for 7 days from when your symptoms started. (See Ending Isolation section below for more information)
  • this action will help protect others in your community whilst you are infectious.
  • plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home.
  • ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.
  • stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.
  • sleep alone, if that is possible.
  • wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
  • stay away from vulnerable individuals such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions as much as possible.
  • you do not need to call NHS111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999.

Further information can be found at the NHS coronavirus guidance page

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