Covid 19 Page
Before attending the practice please be aware that we are operating a Locked Door policy with One in One out so that you are the only patient in the practice at any one time, allowing us to fully decontaminate between patients for your safety.
Entry is by appointment only - for enquiries please call us on 01889 882873 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Why we are still asking you to wear a mask in the practice after July 19th
It's great news for many that restrictions on everyday life are being lifted further and we can get back to doing some more of the things that we used to do. The vaccination programme has achieved a great deal in weakening the link between Covid infection and hospitalisation or worse for most people and it means that we can each now decide the level of personal risk and exposure we each are happy with, rather than having it decided for us. As we know infection numbers will rise but if the authorities are right then without the disastrous consequences for the nation of the last 12 months: time will tell.
There are however a great many people in our community who are still at serious risk should they be infected with Covid-19, and whilst those people may well choose to minimise their personal risk and avoid the newly re-opened and derestricted clubs, pubs, restaurants, cinemas and sports events, etc. they cannot avoid healthcare settings. Seeing a dentist when you have a dental problem is not optional, just as going to a hospital or doctor when you are ill is not.
With this in mind we will be continuing to ask you to wear a mask and to respect our social distancing guidance in the practice. We will continue to screen patients at booking and entry, which will remain by appointment only. Enhanced PPE for staff and extra decontamination steps and time will remain in place, as they have been to good effect for the last year, until we are advised by the authorities that inspect and regulate us that it is reasonable to do otherwise in healthcare settings, which is unlikely to be anytime soon.
Hopefully this will put your mind at rest and will explain why some of the changes in society are not mirrored quite so quickly or completely within healthcare. Whilst it makes dentistry a little more challenging than it used to be, we are still able to complete all of the ranges of care and treatment that we used to pre-pandemic.
Peter and the team
Great Haywood Dental Practice