Corona Virus COVID-19
Coronavirus (COVID-19): information and advice
At Broad Street Dental Surgery we are doing everything we can to reduce your risk if you need to visit us.
We are currently following the standard operating procedures and are implementing the guidance from the Scottish and Welsh Chief Dental Officers (As of the time of writing we have had no information or guidance from the English CDO). This includes:
Reducing aerosol producing procedures such as routine fillings, root canals, scaling and polishing unless in the case of a dental emergency.
Certain procedures will still be undertaken but only for those without symptoms of COVID-19
Delivery of urgent dental care to anyone with symptoms will take place at designated urgent dental care centres - please contact 111
We have been asked to reduce the number of routine check-ups by cancelling patients from vulnerable groups including those who are pregnant, elderly (above 70), and with underlying health conditions.
We have removed all waiting room magazines, reduced the number of chairs in the waiting room and have spaced these at 1.5-2m apart. We continue to maintain excellent cross infection procedures as always.
What to do if you have Symptoms
Stay at home for 7 days if you have either:
A high temperaturea new continuous cough
This will help to protect others in your community while you are infectious.
Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.
Please call us to rearrange any impending appointments to a later date. You do not need to contact NHS 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.
People who are self-isolating with mild symptoms are not currently being tested.
Guidance for stay at home self isolation
If you have symptoms of coronavirus infection (COVID-19), however mild, do not leave your home for 7 days from when your symptoms startedThis action will help protect others in your community while you are infectious.
Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure you can successfully stay at home.
Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home.
Stay at least 2 metres (about 3 steps) away from other people in your home whenever possible.
Sleep alone, if possible.
Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water.
Stay away from vulnerable individuals, such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions, as much as possible.
You do not need to call NHS 111 to go into self-isolation. If your symptoms worsen during home isolation or are no better after 7 days, contact NHS 111 online. If you have no internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999
Information about the virus
A coronavirus is a type of virus. As a group, coronaviruses are common across the world. Typical symptoms of coronavirus include fever and a cough that may progress to a severe pneumonia causing shortness of breath and breathing difficulties.
Generally, coronavirus can cause more severe symptoms in people with weakened immune systems, older people, and those with long-term conditions like diabetes, cancer and chronic lung disease.
Novel coronavirus (COVID-19) is a new strain of coronavirus first identified in Wuhan City, China.
You can help prevent the spread of infection
The best way to protect yourself and others is:
Regularly wash your hands with soap and water for a min of 20 seconds, or use sanitiser gelCatch your cough or sneeze in a tissue, bin it, and wash your hands
For more the latest information and advice, please visit visit the Government website for Department of Health's advice.
Look after the Vulnerable
Wash your Hands (and your teeth)