Covid-19 Statement 20th July 2021
As social restrictions are lifted, we want to remind you that our highest priority is the safety and well-being of both our patients and our staff members here at Bamford Dental Practice.
In line with government and official infection control policies, our “Standard Operating Procedures” will be maintained for the foreseeable future with no immediate changes on July 19th 2021.
To remind those that are not already aware, the significant points of this operating protocol are:-
Covid screening prior to your appointment, 24 hours before your appointment and immediately before entering the building.
Hand sanitising gel upon entering the building.
Toilets are currently out of use unless essential so please use the toilet at home prior to your visit where possible.
Mandatory use of facemasks in the building until you are in the surgery room. This is to minimise risk of possible infection to other people such as non-clinical staff members and other patients in areas such as corridors and reception. Exceptions will be made if you are medically exempt.
Full PPE for clinical staff for any dental procedures that generate aerosols. This is to protect not only ourselves but also to minimise the risk of transmitting Covid to others.
Reduced patient numbers in the waiting room. This is to minimise the number of people in the building at any one time which in turn helps minimise the risk of transmission between people.
We politely request that you call us from your car or outside the practice (but not by the front door to allow space for people to enter and exit the building) when you have arrived for your appointment. We realise that this is sometimes an inconvenience, but your patience would be greatly appreciated in this effort to minimise the risk of spread of Coronavirus.
Please help us with our efforts to maximise safety and help us ensure that Bamford Dental Practice continues being the safe environment it always has been. We aim to reassure everybody that comes to see us that they are not only being cared for in terms of their oral health but also that we have taken every possible measure to minimise the risk of Covid. As ever, it is always a team effort, not only from our wonderful team members but also our patients. Many of our patients are clinically vulnerable and it is vital that we take every measure possible to keep everyone safe but especially these members of our community.
Andy, Shalini and all the team at Bamford Dental Practice