Coronavirus Update


Updated: 01/12/21

Dear Colosseum Dental Patients

As we embrace the onset of winter and additionally the risk of the newly identified Omicron variant of the coronavirus, our clinics continue to operate with your safety as a priority. There have been recent changes to the guidelines which have been issued by the authorities and all of our clinics will be operating within these parameters.

What does this step mean for our practices?As one of our patients will be screened by a member of our team to determine how we can best continue with your appointment. This process is designed to minimise the risk of transmission for all of our patients and teams Whilst the legal obligation to wear a mask or face covering and maintain social distancing has been relaxed in general, the situation within our practices will remain unchanged. Public-Health England have been very clear that existing guidance on covid infection control will continue in healthcare settings this means that the current situation on mask wearing and social distancing together with continued thorough hand hygiene will persist in our clinics.

It is important for members of the public to continue to play their part when visiting NHS and care settings to help protect our staff and patients. So when you are visiting the dental practice, face coverings, attention to social distancing and hand washing remain fundamentals not optional extras.

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There has been no change to the Public Health guidance for dental practices, and therefore all of our existing ways of working to keep you and our teams safe remain in place. It is important that we continue to follow this guidance in order to maintain the safe environments we have created in our practices over the course of the pandemic.

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As I said the next step of relaxation of restrictions is welcome from our social and “normal life“ aspect. We should, however, not forget that the number of Covid cases continues to rise, and whilst the link to deaths and hospitalisations is not as strong as it has been previously due to the success of the vaccine programme, there are individuals who will still be able to become infected with the virus and be unwell.

CD UK would therefore encourage you to continue to make careful considerations when meeting friends and family, think about if you would choose to continue to wear a mask and maintain social distancing and ultimately do your very best to protect yourself, your family and friends, your colleagues and reduce the transmission of the virus.

Assuring you of our best attentions,

Eddie Coyle

Clinical Director CD UK

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