Coronavirus And Your Dental Appointments
As you are no doubt aware, the Australian Government is closely monitoring an outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus first identified in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China.
The advice available on the Department of Health’s website is that people most at risk of contracting the virus are people who have:
- been in mainland China recently
- been in close contact with someone who is has a confirmed case of coronavirus
They have advised that the following steps be taken:
- If you have travelled from Hubei Province within the past 14 days, you must isolate yourself until 14 days have elapsed after leaving Hubei Province
- If you have left or transitioned through mainland China on or after 1 February 2020, you must isolate yourself until 14 days have elapsed after leaving China
- If you have been in close contact with a confirmed case of novel coronavirus, you must isolate yourself for 14 days after the last contact with the confirmed case.
Your Dental Appointment At Corinna Dental
If you fall into one of the three categories above and have an appointment scheduled with us during your required isolation period, please call us to reschedule your appointment. We will make it a priority to reschedule your appointment as soon as possible after your isolation period has ended.
Please do NOT come into the practice if you are unwell or are at risk of having been exposed to the novel coronavirus. In doing so, you will needlessly be putting others at risk.
If you have a dental emergency, please call us to let us know, and we will discuss the best approach for you to receive the emergency care that you need.
How You Can Help Prevent The Spread Of The Virus
Everyone should practice good hygiene and other measures to protect against infections.
Good hygiene includes:
- washing your hands often with soap and water
- using a tissue and covering your mouth when you cough or sneeze
The coronavirus is most likely spread from person to person through:
- direct close contact with a person while they are infectious
- contact with droplets when a person with a confirmed infection coughs or sneezes
- touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that has droplets from a cough or sneeze by an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face
For more information, please visit the Department of Health website:
You can also call the Coronavirus Health Information Line 1800 020 080
This line operates
Monday – Friday, 8 AM – 8 PM
Saturday, 8 AM – 5 PM
Sunday, 9 AM – 5 PM