FOSTERS DENTAL COVID-19 UPDATE
4th January 2021
This evening Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced a third national lockdown due to the rising number of cases of Covid-19.
Once again we thank all our patients for their continued support of the practice.
Fosters Dental will still be open. There are no restrictions with regards to medical treatment and you are actively encouraged to keep your appointments. At Fosters Dental we have all the necessary Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and will continue to follow our high standards in cross infection control.
Please continue to attend your appointments. We have excellent infection control procedures along with a robust triaging policy to ensure the safety of both patients and staff.
If you are worried about your attendance please contact us to discuss your concerns and we can always postpone your treatment till a later date.
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.
When you arrive:
We advise that you wear a mask at all times while inside the dental practice and only remove your mask at the request of the dental professional. If at any point in the lead up to your appointment you begin to feel unwell, please let the practice know and we can rebook your treatment in line with government guidelines.
Please do not arrive more than 5 minutes early for an appointment due to social distancing guidelines, and
As you enter the building you will need to use the alcohol disinfectant rub to disinfectant your hands.
The treatment room will be prepared prior to your appointment with all surfaces disinfected after each patient. We have sourced PPE and unlike the start of the Pandemic (March 2020 in the UK), there is no shortage.
Please do not be concerned as we continue to maintain high standards of cross infection control.
Stay well, stay safe and please contact us if you have any questions.
Your Fosters Dental Team
Outside of our usual working hours, should you have a facial swelling, trauma or pain not controlled by pain killers, please contact the NHS 111 service. This is available by calling 111 or alternatively by visiting 111.nhs.com
Our practice is a predominantly NHS based, family oriented, general dental practice but we do offer the options of private treatment and easy payment options, through our Practice Membership and Denplan.