LOCKDOWN ANNOUNCEMENT 4TH JANUARY 2021
Following Prime Minister Boris Johnson's National Lockdown announcement, Anele de Novo Dental Practice will still be open. There are no restrictions on routine dental treatments and patients are actively encouraged to keep their appointments. At Anele de Novo, we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow high standards in cross infection control. The air purification/exchange units will continue to be used throughout the day in each surgery. We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.
We continue to recommend that patients in the high-risk category delay non-essential treatment until further guidance has been given by the relevant authorities.
Please do not be concerned as we continue to maintain high standards of cross infection control.
Stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.
Your health and wellbeing is our first priority. In visiting our practice, you can rest assured that you will be greeted with our spotlessly clean surgeries and stringent decontamination processes, which have been in place for years. Due to Covid-19, we have put extra measures in place. Here is some useful information about visiting the practice during this time.
We politely ask that a chaperone attend with a patient, only if absolutely necessary. We do appreciate that some patients may require a chaperone (for example a child attending with their parent or carer, or an individual with a physical or leaning disability).
As far as possible, a chaperone should be from the same household as the patient. If appropriate to do so, chaperones will be asked to leave and wait outside the surgery whilst all procedures are carried out. We understand that this may not always be possible (for example where the patient is a young child or where the patient would be distressed to be left alone). In such cases, team members will pay particular attention to the Faculty of General Practice’s guidance, which advises that ‘there should be an individual case by case risk assessment of whether parents/carers or guardians should be present in the surgery during treatment and make sure that this is done as safely as possible where this is deemed essential’.
Please note, chaperones will be required to complete the same COVID-19 screening questionnaire as the attending patient.
Please note that some dental practices may charge patients an additional fee to cover the cost of PPE. We have decided not to charge our loyal returning patients or new patients joining us.