01/03

COVID-19

 

An update on NHS dental services at our practice

 

Facemasks still required in NHS premises from today Thursday 24/02/22
 
Patients attending the Dental Practice are reminded that they must continue to wear face masks when on the premises.
 
Although national changes mean you don’t have to wear a face covering in public spaces from Thursday, January 27, this does not cover NHS healthcare settings.
 
Last week the Secretary of State for Health, Sajid Javid, announced that from this Thursday, there will be no legal mandate to wear a face mask – although he suggested that they are worn in enclosed, crowded places, especially when you come into contact with people you don’t normally meet.
However, the wearing of facemasks continues in NHS premises and all patients, and visitors attending NHS premises, will be required to wear a face mask unless they are medically exempt.
We thank all our patients for their understanding.

 

 

In line with the Government’s guidance, England’s Chief Dental Officer Sara Hurley has informed us that the infection prevention control measures in dentistry should continue to be followed until further notice. These are important measures from Public Health England aimed at limiting the spread of the virus in dental settings. We’re also continuing to follow NHS dentistry’s standard operating procedure which helps us make this guidance work.

 

 

Every dental practice is working extremely hard to provide care to our patients within the restrictions and guidance to ensure it’s safe to visit the dentist.

 

We hope that this helps clarify why these measures are in place for every NHS dental practice.

 

Please do give us a call if you think you need to see us, we’re open for patients.