KEEPING OUR PATIENTS AND STAFF SAFE
There has been a lot of media coverage with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) spread and travel bans that have occurred as a result. Our priority has always been the safety of our staff and patients and therefore we have put a few policies in place to prevent the spread of possible disease.
Have you recently travelled?
With increasing travel restrictions/quarantines being put into place, it’s important that our patients re-schedule their upcoming appointments for 14 days after their return date from abroad.
If you or your immediate family member has recently (within 14 days) travelled overseas, please contact us to re-schedule your appointment.
How are you feeling?
Community transmission is occurring, so it is important to be aware of the possible symptoms you may experience with Coronavirus:
- Generally feeling tired or unwell;
- Runny nose;
- Sore throat;
- Cough/breathing difficulties.
All of these symptoms can also be attributed to the normal seasonal Influenza virus, which is now starting to be picked up in the community. If you are experiencing any of these symptoms whether or not it is Coronavirus, we will need to re-schedule your appointment to keep our staff and other patients safe.
Think you have Coronavirus?
If you are concerned you may have Coronavirus, please attend one of the fever clinics located at Royal Perth Hospital, Fiona Stanley Hospital or Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital. If you are located in Merredin, please attend the Merredin Hospital. People who should attend the clinic are people with a fever and respiratory symptoms such as a cough or sore throat and:
- Have returned from overseas travel in the last 14 days;
- Have been in contact with of a person with a confirmed COVID-19 case or;
- Believe they have been in contact with a person infected with COVID-19.
Why so serious?
Although we are not in a state of panic just yet, we are implementing these additional measures to our already high infection prevention standards to ensure our community remain healthy. We will continue to adapt these measures as new information comes to hand.
Because we are an Accredited Dental Practice, all of our infection control measures are hospital grade level so you can be assured that you will be safe and risk of disease transmission is low in any Accredited Dental Practice.
If you have any concerns or queries regarding this email, please call us on 1300 AIM DENTAL or email firstname.lastname@example.org