BDA statement on new lockdown restrictions
The British Dental Association has released a statement regarding the government's announcement of new lockdown measures coming into effect on November 5. The statement reads:
Following the prime minister’s announcement on Saturday evening, we are seeking urgent clarification as to the position of dental services during the four week period of additional restrictions from November 5.
Based on the government guidance so far published,our interpretation is that dental practices will continue to operate as at present. The guidance says that individuals can be outside of their homes for specific purposes, which include ‘for any medical concerns, reasons, appointments and emergencies’.
The guidance also says that, ‘A number of public services will also stay open and you will be able to leave home to visit them. These include... the NHS and medical services like GPs. We are supporting the NHS to safely carry out urgent and non-urgent services and it is vital anyone who thinks they need any kind of medical care comes forward and seeks help.’