Covid-19 update

29th November 2021

To all our valued patients.

Despite the relaxation of Covid regulations over the summer there are still many restrictions that apply to dental practices.

Please do not attend if you answer ‘yes’ to any of the following 5 questions, even if you are fully vaccinated:

  1. Do you have any of the following symptoms:
    • high temperature or fever?
    • new, continuous cough?
    • a loss or alteration to taste or smell?
  2. Have you or any member of your household/family had a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 in the last 10 days?
  3. Are you or any member of your household/family waiting for a COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 PCR test result?
  4. Have you travelled internationally in the last 10 days to a country that is on the government red list?
  5. Have you or any member of your household/family been advised to isolate by any NHS organisation in the last 10 days?

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

If you answered ‘yes’ to any of the above questions and you are in need of emergency dental care then please phone or email for advice.

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

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.

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.

There is a list at www.nhs.uk of patients that are considered highly or moderately vulnerable and you should take this into 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.