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Copy of COVID-19 information 20.03.20

Updated: Mar 22, 2020

In these exceptional times we would like you all to stay safe.

At Kelvedon Dental Centre we follow government COVID-19 guidelines and the practice will continue to stain daily for services until further notice.

Please call reception for further information on 01376-570 785

Our facilities are compliant with CQC regulations which means cleaning procedures are vigorous and our products have dual antibacterial/antiviral properties.

For any questions in regards to needing emergency treatment or second opinion call reception and check availability, we can usually accommodate same day slots.

Emergency cost: £60 including x-rays- any treatment will be quoted

Here is a summary of the PUBLIC HEALTH advice. * explained below

* if one member of your family or household has a new continuous cough or high temperature ** if you live alone and you have a new continuous cough or high temperature *** for example cinema, theatre, pubs, bars, restaurants, clubs **** for example via telephone or internet Vulnerable and any age group with an underlying health condition means:

- You are 70+

- Anybody who are instructed to take the annual flu vaccination on medical grounds.

There are general principles you can follow to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses, including:

  • washing your hands more often - with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use a hand sanitiser when you get home or into work,when you blow your nose, sneeze or cough, eat or handle food

  • avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands

  • avoid close contact with people who have symptoms

  • cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue, then throw the tissue in a bin and wash your handsclean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces in the home

Anybody who are showing or are or have been in contact with somebody who are showing symptoms (a new continuous cough and a temperature of 37.8 or higher) should self isolate

Planned treatment will be postponed by a minimum of 14 days. If you require dental emergency treatment call our reception for advice.

This guidance is intended for:

  • people with symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus, and do not require hospital treatment, who must remain at home until they are well

  • those living in households with someone who shows symptoms that may be caused by coronavirus

The main messages are:

If you live alone and you have symptoms of coronavirus illness (COVID-19), however mild, stay at home for 7 days from when your symptoms started. See ending isolation section for more information

If you live with others and you are the first in the household to have symptoms of coronavirus, then you must stay at home for 7 days, but all other household members who remain well must stay at home and not leave the house for 14 days. The 14-day period starts from the day when the first person in the house became illfor anyone else in the household who starts displaying symptoms, they need to stay at home for 7 days from when the symptoms appeared, regardless of what day they are on in the original 14-day isolation period. See ending isolation section for more information

It is likely that people living within a household will infect each other or be infected already. Staying at home for 14 days will greatly reduce the overall amount of infection the household could pass on to others in the communityif you can, move any vulnerable individuals (such as the elderly and those with underlying health conditions) out of your home, to stay with friends or family for the duration of the home isolation periodif you cannot move vulnerable people out of your home, stay away from them as much as possibleif you have coronavirus symptoms:

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

You do not need to contact 111 to tell them you’re staying at home.

Testing for coronavirus is not needed if you’re staying at home.

Plan ahead and ask others for help to ensure that you can successfully stay at home and consider what can be done for vulnerable people in the household. Ask your employer, friends and family to help you to get the things you need to stay at home

Wash your hands regularly for 20 seconds, each time using soap and water, or use hand sanitiser

If you feel you cannot cope with your symptoms at home, or your condition gets worse, or your symptoms do not get better after 7 days, then use the NHS 111 online coronavirus service.

(If you do not have internet access, call NHS 111. For a medical emergency dial 999)

111 services are asking people not to call for advice unless you are anxious or your symptoms get worse.

GPs, Pharmacies and hospitals are asking not to make appointments unless anxious.

We refer to the gonvernments guidelines below for further information

You can find out more about local development in ESSEX here:

Anybody who are unsure and need advice, call reception on 01376-570 785

Our opening hours:

Monday 09.00-17.30

Tuesday. 09.00-17.30

Wednesday 09.00-17.30

Thursday 08.45-17.30

Friday 09.00-13.00

We are closed for lunch 13.00-14.00

General advice:

  • Remember to wash your hands thoroughly and frequently.

  • Cough and sneeze into a single use tissue, then dispose of it.

  • Stay at arm length distance from others if possible

  • Avoid large gatherings if possible

  • Keep updated and seek advice if you are anxious

Stay safe!

The team at Kelvedon Dental Centre

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