Corona Virus update 19/3/2020
The safety of our patients and staff is our greatest priority at this difficult time. We would like to reassure our patients that during the current COVID-19 outbreak we shall be continuing with our stringent infection control policy to keep our patients and staff safe.
We are following advice and guidance from NHS England, CQC, BDA and the GDC. These guidelines are obviously changing rapidly. We are open for consultations only by pre- arranged telephone Triage until further notice.
We always follow strict procedures in between patients to prevent transmission of disease. We are adding in extra measures for the non-clinical areas. We have increased the frequency of our cleaning schedule for non-clinical areas e.g. waiting room chairs, banisters, door handles, hard surfaces, and removed magazines and toys from the waiting room.
Know the guidance
Before attending the practice we would be grateful if you would review the most up to date government guidance, this can be found at – www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/
Hand sanitising rub is available on reception and we ask you to use this on entering and leaving the building.
We ask anyone with symptoms such as a new persistent cough, or fever, or anyone who may have been in contact with a suspected case of the virus, please do not attend the practice.
Any patient in high risk categories, for example, age (over 70), a long-term medical condition – for example, heart disease, lung disease, diabetes, cancer or high blood pressure or those with a weak immune system (immunosuppressed) or pregnant, please do not attend, if you need an urgent appointment please contact us by telephone.
As a team , we are doing everything we possibly we possibly can to remain fit, well and able to work so that we can continue to provide our usual high standard of dental care for you.
How can you help:
– Washing hands thoroughly and frequently and using hand sanitiser
– Coughing and sneezing into tissues ( or elbow) ,disposing of them and then washing your hands
– Being more conscious of your own hand to face contact
– Self-isolating at home if you have a new persistent cough or temperature for at least 7 days
If you feel unwell, please do not come into the practice but contact us by telephone or email to reschedule your appointment.
If you feel unwell and have a dental emergency please contact the practice by telephone or email for advice.