If you have symptoms of Coronavirus (COVID-19) or cough, cold and flu symptoms, or are self-isolating because your household is in self-isolation, do not attend your appointment. Call the practice straightaway on 01449 771 700 to rebook for a later date. We will prescribe AAA services where appropriate or refer you to an Urgent Dental Care centre if in pain.
Please be patient with our reception staff who have lots of Covid-19 related questions to ask. (If you refuse to provide answers to our questions your appointment may be postponed or cancelled.)
The most common symptoms of coronavirus (COVID-19) are recent onset of:
For most people, COVID-19 will be a mild infection
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:
NHS England and NHS Improvement, 18/02/2020, 18/09/2020.
NHS Overview - Coronavirus, 5/11/2021.
The UK government uses both local and national Covid-19 alert levels to inform decisions and to explain the level of disease risk to the public. For background see here and the current UK gov dashboard.
Wedgwood House Dental Practice, like all dental practices practicing Covid-19 safe operating procedures are currently open for all urgent and non-urgent dental and hygiene appointments.
Sources: National lockdown, JBC , www.gov.uk/coronavirus, covid19.nhs.uk