Covid-19 Information

The Chief Dental Officer released guidance with a change in circumstances, which will now allow us to open our doors to our patients from Monday 8th June onwards. This is good news.  We understand a great number of patients have been eagerly awaiting dental care. With that said, the risk posed by COVID-19 has still not disappeared, and so we have been working hard to put procedures in place to ensure that we can deliver the safest care possible to our patients.

 

To allow for social distancing, fewer people will be allowed to enter the practice at any one time. There will also be longer times in between procedures to allow for thorough decontamination to take place. This may mean a reduced volume of appointments with us, but rest assured we shall try and see you as soon as possible. Please be aware that there are certain higher risk procedures, that we will not be carrying out at present, and that this may limit the range of treatment options we have available until we can source the correct PPE. We will however do the best we can to manage your dental problems.

 

In line with government guidance we will be prioritising bookings for those in most need i.e. those in severe dental pain or those with acute dental infection, and we shall move onto more routine care as time goes on. We have had several calls from patients over the last few months regarding dental emergencies. We are currently only able to see pre booked appointments so please do not arrive at the surgery without an appointment.

 

If you do need to get in touch with us, please phone or email us, rather than attending in person.

 

Finally, we would like to extend a hearty thank you to all our patients for your patience during this difficult time. We are very much looking forward to seeing you soon.

To avoid catching or spreading the Coronavirus take the below steps:

  • Wash your hands with soap and water often – do this for at least 20 seconds

  • Always wash your hands when you get home or into work

  • Wash your hands before eating and preparing food

  • Use hand sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available

  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when you cough or sneeze

  • Put used tissues in the bin straight away and wash your hands afterwards

  • Try to avoid close contact with people who are unwell

  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth