With the current pandemic status in the UK, dental practices must be worried about the impact on their service and the health and safety of their staff and patients.
The government has provided guidance for dental practices on action to take during the coronavirus outbreak.
You can find the links to the latest guidance below.
NHS guidance for primary care, NHS: https://www.england.nhs.uk/coronavirus/primary-care/
Implications of COVID-19 for the safe management of general dental practice: A practical guide, College of General Dentistry/Faculty of General Dental Practices (FGDP), June 2020 https://www.fgdp.org.uk/implications-covid-19-safe-management-general-dental-practice-practical-guide
Isolation advice for people with possible COVID-19 infection, Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-for-households-with-possible-covid-19-infection
COVID-19 guidance for infection prevention and control in healthcare settings, Public Health England: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/wuhan-novel-coronavirus-infection-prevention-and-control
Decontamination in primary care dental practices guidance HTM 01-05, Department of Health and Social Care: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/decontamination-in-primary-care-dental-practices
CQC update: Routine inspections are suspended to coronavirus outbreak, CQC https://www.cqc.org.uk/news/stories/routine-inspections-suspended-response-coronavirus-outbreak