As you may be aware the Prime Minister has announced an EASING OF RESTRICTIONS for dental clinics down from Level 3 to Level 2.
This easing of restrictions is a consequence of an assessment of risk by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) and the National Cabinet using the framework the ADA put forward initially to the AHPPC, and after consultation with the ADA over the last few days. Both the National Cabinet and AHPPC are regularly reviewing the community context and will scale restrictions with respect to transmission risk and the needs of the broader community.
This means that dental clinics are able to provide ROUTINE DENTAL TREATMENT and must minimise or avoid any procedures that are likely to produce aerosols.
As a result of this easing, from Monday April 27th we will extend our practice opening hours. We expect to be open Monday to Saturday from 8 am onwards – please call our clinic on 9435 6107 to confirm the finishing time for each day as this will vary from day to day.
As we are now able to provide routine examinations and cleanings we have reactivated our automated reminder emails and texts.
If you are unwell with symptoms consistent with COVID-19 (the most common symptoms reported include: fever, loss of taste and smell, breathing difficulties such as breathlessness, cough, sore throat, fatigue or tiredness), please do not leave home and contact the Australian Government Coronavirus Health Information Line on 1800 020 080 or the Healthdirect Hotline on 1800 022 222 for advice.
Stay safe and don’t touch your face (unless you have just washed or sanitised your hands).
Tony Di Salvo
PS. Image shows a happy Chutney before he realises that there will be less walkies as daddy’s going back to work.