The Scottish Government is currently investigating ways to support the sector and recognise that effective ventilation is one method to ensure the health and safety of patients and dental team members and which may aid mitigation of those day to day challenges.
To help inform government policy and more accurately assess need, we would encourage your participation in this short survey which addresses practice size, your readiness to upgrade and investments in ventilation equipment made to date.
Designated dentists are asked to complete and return the survey by Friday 23 April 2021.
Current Clinical Guidance on Ventilation and Fallow Times
Meanwhile, it may help to revisit earlier guidance published by Public Health England and endorsed by the Chief Dental Officers of the four UK nations. This provides important information on a range of environmental mitigations as well as a useful algorithm for managing post AGP fallow times.
This guidance can be found here:
- Appendix 2: COVID-19 infection prevention and control (publishing.service.gov.uk)