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All Pharmacies March 2020 for Dentistry Optometry DoD COVID-19 update 27th March 2020 remote prescribing infographic

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What are Covid-19 Symptoms?

The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are a new continuous cough and/or a fever/high temperature (37.8C or greater). A new continuous cough is where you: have a new cough that’s lasted for an hour have had 3 or more episodes of coughing in 24 hours are coughing more than usual A high temperature is feeling […]

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Following my letter of 17 March

Following my letter of 17 March, describing the new arrangements for dentistry during this COVID-19 outbreak, and guidance on financial support measures, I wanted to provide further clarity about the precise nature of these measures, and specific guidance around the use of aerosol generating procedures (AGPs). Read full CDO Letter COVID-19 Update Position 18 March […]

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routine dentistry ‘as normal’ is no longer sustainable

Scottish Government is clear the NHS is on an ‘emergency footing’ during the current COVID-19 outbreak and that providing routine dentistry ‘as normal’ is no longer sustainable. Please read full letter from Tom Ferris, Chief Dental Officer This Memorandum provides information and guidance to independent contractors, (dentists and dental bodies corporate) providing NHS General Dental […]

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COVID-19 – IMPLICATIONS OF MOVE TO DELAY PHASE

As we are now in the delay phase of our response to COVID-19 I want to update you on the changes in how we identify and manage potential cases of COVID-19. All symptomatic people to stay at home (self-isolate) from Friday 13 March All people with a new continuous cough and/or high temperature (37.8 degrees […]

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