Risk Assessment for Covid-19
We have directed you to this page because you have booked an appointment with SpaDental.
Risk Assessment: screening questions
- Do you have any of the following symptoms?
- A high temperature or fever?
- A new continuous cough?
- Loss or alteration to taste or smell?
- Have you, or a household member, had a confirmed diagnosis of Covid-19 in the last 10 days?
- Are you or a household member waiting for a Covid-19 PCR test result?
- Have you travelled internationally in the last 10 days and are you required to either self-isolate or are you waiting for Covid-19 test results?
- Have you, or a household member, been advised to isolate by any NHS organisation in the last 10 days?
If you answer ‘Yes’ to any of the questions, or you cannot attend for another reason, please get in touch as soon as possible to discuss your appointment. You may contact us by email, phone or our online form.
For the safety of staff and other patients at your dental appointment, you must be able to answer ‘No’ to all the Risk Assessment questions above. If your answers are all negative, you do not have to contact the practice. Please attend your appointment as planned.
When you arrive at the practice, reception staff will ask you to confirm your answers to the questions.
Patients booked for an urgent appointment who answer ‘Yes’ will be clinically risk assessed. The appointment may be deferred, if it is safe to do so. Alternatively, the clinician may decide the appointment needs to go ahead, in which case special precautions will be in place to protect staff and other patients.
- All patients must wear a clinical mask when in the practice, not just a face covering.
- Chaperones must also complete a risk assessment for admission into the practice.
Good to know
If you are a SpaDental patient you can use our ‘Contact Us’ form to put your name on our ‘standby’ list. When we have a cancellation we try to get in touch with patients so they can have an earlier appointment.
Update to procedures in dentistry
Dental care can move towards a ‘new normal’ after an announcement from the UK Health Security Agency (previously PHE). At the end of November 2021, we received updates to the Dental Appendix for Infection Prevention and Control outlining revised Standard Operating Procedures for dental practices to follow.
In brief, practices may reduce infection controls where and when it is safe to do so. This is possible after learning from the Covid-19 experience and benefitting from vaccine protection.
All SpaDental practices will follow the updated operating procedures to ensure safe working.