Good News: We are now moving to Level 1 restrictions!
The Dental Board of Australia has announced that all dental practitioners in Australia can now move to Level 1 restrictions, and this announcement has been endorsed by the Chief Health Officer of WA. Level 1 restrictions mean all dental treatments using standard precautions can be performed for people who do not meet epidemiological or clinical risk factors for COVID-19 infection transmission. This is a significant step however it does not yet mean we are back to business as usual.
In addition to the rigorous infection control protocols we have always had before, we have applied hygiene rules such as social distancing in the clinic, and the use of hand sanitisers which are readily available throughout our practice.
Only patients are to enter the treatment area, and we encourage parents and siblings to wait outside if possible. In the waiting room, we have taken away high-touch items that cannot be easily cleaned (toys and magazines, even our games console!) and self check-in using the touch screen will no longer be available, instead, please let our receptionist know when you arrive.
We will reschedule your appointment if you have a fever or an acute respiratory infection such as a cough, shortness of breath or sore throat, or if in the past 14 days you have returned from overseas or interstate or been in contact with someone with Covid-19.
Please ring us on 93074033 if you have any questions.
Thank you to our lovely patients and their families for your support in this challenging time, and we look forward to welcoming you back to our practice!
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