Accessing Dental Services During Covid-19 (update 18th August)

The following is the latest update (8th June 2020) information for patients in Wokingham Borough who need to access dental services during COVID-19
  • Dentist care for patients is changing again in line with lockdown restrictions easing in England on 8th June 2020
  • As part of COVID-19 primary care recovery, from 8 June primary care dental services (general dental practices and community dental services) may open to resume face-to-face care (both routine and urgent) for appropriate patient groups. This includes delivery of both Aerosol-generating procedures (AGP) and non-AGP procedures
  • Primary care dental services may still face pandemic related limitations and challenges (eg PPE availability, staffing issues). Therefore, there is still a requirement for delivery of robust and safe urgent dental care services through NHS regional urgent dental care (UDC) systems and primary dental care providers
  • Face-to-face consultation and treatment that should only be provided following the remote risk assessment and triage of the patient. Urgent dental services will be predominantly delivered by general dental practices and community dental services, which should, wherever possible, deliver face-to-face urgent care (non-AGP and AGP where the appropriate PPE is available and subject to capacity) for the appropriate patient groups.
  • The above means that practices will have around 30% of usual capacity

You can read more information for the public, from the General Dental Council on the link below



You can read more from the NHS England letter 

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