Policy created to anticipate the re-opening of dental practices during the COVID-19 pandemic. Information and guidance are constantly changing, so this policy will be updated regularly with any updates. It contains a full Checklist, Risk Assessment and PPE guidance with useful further reading.
This policy has been reviewed with minor changes to the content made, to include the interim guidance on DBS and other recruitment checks during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. References and Further Reading have been updated to ensure they are current, and new ones added to reflect the current situation during the pandemic.
This policy has been reviewed with no changes to the content.
Further Reading has been added about fair recruitment of ex-offenders and References have been reviewed and updated.
Policy reviewed and updated. Now includes reference to COVID-19 and the importance of ensuring that the principles of the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are consistently followed when making decisions regarding the administration of medication covertly.
This policy has been reviewed with minor content changes including the Welsh Lines of Enquiry being added and references checked and updated.
The policy has been amended with information on the Test and Protect strategy and the new information released by the Scottish government on meeting up with two households outside whilst staying two metres apart.
This policy has been updated in line with the continual changes as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, in particular the lockdown changes announced for 1st June 2020. It must be read with the Infection Control Policy and Procedure, the Business Continuity Policy and Procedure and Coronavirus Policy and Procedure. The policy outlines what actions must be taken to prepare for a pandemic. Resources have also been updated to ensure they remain current.
The policy has been amended to include the Test and Trace strategy and the new guidance statement of two households being able to meet up outside maintaining 3 meters or 6 feet apart, and no more than 8 people in total.
This policy has been updated to reflect the recent ‘Coronavirus (Covid-19) – Provision of homecare’ guidance issued by the government and to reflect the changes to those that can request a test when they have symptoms of the coronavirus. New procedural points have also been added including ones on:
– Testing for patients and discharge to the community
– Swab Test Results
Information around the new test and trace service has also been included alongside some additional references, while existing ones have been checked to ensure they remain current.
This policy has been updated to reflect who can now apply for a coronavirus test. A reference has also been added in relation to the new test and trace service.