As you will know, public restrictions in England significantly eased on 19 July 2021. You may be wondering what this means for dental practices, and how this affects our COVID-19 protocols.
Under the Government’s COVID-19 guidance,“Health and care settings will continue to maintain appropriate infection prevention and control processes as necessary and this will be continually reviewed. Guidance will be updated based on the latest clinical evidence this summer.”
In line with the Government’s guidance, England’s Chief Dental Officer Sara Hurley has informed the dental industry 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.
If you visit us for an appointment, please remember that social distancing remains in place in the dental practice, and to wear a face covering upon entering the building.
We will continue to have restrictions on leaving time between patients to ventilate rooms if we perform an aerosol generating procedure.
Similar public health measures are still in place for hospitals and GP practices, too.
We are working extremely hard to provide care to our patients within the restrictions and guidance to ensure it’s safe to visit the dentist.
Please do get in touch if you are due for a dental or hygiene appointment with us. All of our practices are open for routine care and treatments. We’re here to look after you.
Thank you all for your patience and understanding. We really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you at Honour Health soon!