Wedgwood House Dental Practice
Wedgwood House Dental Practice

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Symptoms

The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:

  • new continuous cough, and/or high temperature
  • high temperature
  • altered or lost sense of taste and/or smell 

For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild infection

When the practice re-opens, please postpone your dental appointment if you have the above symptoms or your household is in self-isolation due to another having symptoms.  Please seek further information from the NHS Coronavirus website and self-isolate following NHS guidance.

If you have no internet access, you should call NHS 111.  For a medical emergency dial 999.

 

Like the common cold, coronavirus infection usually occurs through close contact with a person with novel coronavirus via cough and sneezes or hand contact. A person can also be infected by touching contaminated surfaces if they do not wash their hands.  Everyone is reminded to follow Public Health England advice:

  • Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze.  Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitiser gel.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water, expecially after using public transportation.  Use a sanitiser gel if soap and water are not available.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

 

Sources:

NHS England and NHS Improvement, 18 February 2020.

NHS Overview - Coronavirus

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