17TH May 2021
The team at our practice continues to provide our service in a strict and safe environment for all our patients and staff. I am also pleased to announce that our staff were fully vaccinated in first in January and then in March.
Even though we have been vaccinated we have not changed our practice protocols at all, as we are proud to declare that having reopened on 8thJune 2020 we have had no incidents of Covid infection related issues at the practice, including throughout the period before we had been vaccinated.
Today the Government has allowed stage 3 of the ‘roadmap’ to proceed. In dental practice, nothing has changed at this point in terms of the precautions and protocols that we follow to keep everyone safe. Our hope and expectation is that as scientific evidence is collated, the SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) that relates to healthcare will be amended such that dental practices will then be able to increase capacity to see more patients whilst maintaining safety for all by following the government’s guidelines at that point.
It is vital for us all in our community to do our bit to defeat the pandemic by continuing to keep to the guidelines, and we would strongly encourage all patients (unless advised not to for individual medical reasons) to have the vaccine as soon as invited for their own protection as well as for their families and the wider community.
Remember: HANDS, FACE, SPACE AND VENTILATION