Covid-19 update

1st October 2021

To all our valued patients.

Despite the relaxation of Covid regulations over the summer our regulators have advised us that there should be no significant change to our operating procedures.

We request that you do not enter the building more than a couple of minutes before your appointment to help reduce numbers in the reception area.

Please wear a face covering until advised to remove it.

Please use hand sanitiser on entering the building.

Ideally wait outside, however we do have some seats available inside if you prefer, although these are prioritised for those with limited mobility.

We would prefer that our toilet facilities are not used if at all possible, but should you need to use them then please clean surfaces down with the wipes provided afterwards.

We are still restricted with some of our procedures, especially those generating an aerosol. These procedures typically involve using the high speed drill or ultrasonic scaler. Their use is possible but requires extra precautions affecting our ability to operate appointments as we used to, so please bear with us if it is more difficult than it used to be to accommodate some treatments.

Attending Appointments

By attending an appointment, you are confirming that you have understood and accept all of the following information. You will be asked to confirm this before you will be seen for your appointment.

If you have received a reminder text or email please complete the attached Covid screening and medical update.

We are following official guidance from our regulatory bodies to keep you safe but as we are unable to practice social distancing at all times there remains a risk of transmission of the Covid-19 virus.

Please do not attend if any of the following apply even if you are fully vaccinated:

  • You or any member of your household or support bubble have any symptoms of Covid-19; including a high temperature, a new persistent cough, loss of or change to the sense of smell or taste, headache, sore throat, or are awaiting a Covid-19 test result due to being symptomatic
  • You have been advised or required to self-isolate for any reason (including overseas travel) or have a household member who has recently tested positive

If any of the above apply we would rather you cancel, at late notice if necessary, than put any of our staff or fellow patients at potential risk. No late cancellation fees will apply.

These requirements are stricter than many now in place more generally due to the increased risk that dentistry presents.

If any of the above apply and you are in need of emergency dental care then please phone or email for advice.

There is a list at www.nhs.uk of patients that are considered highly or moderately vulnerable and you should take this in to account when deciding whether to attend or not.

Should you have any questions or concerns please contact admin@hursleydental.com and we will do our best to respond to any queries you have.