Covid – 19 Advice

Here at Cotswold Dental Wellness, we take your health very seriously and like everyone at the moment, we’re keen to take the relevant sensible steps to protect our patients against Covid –  19.

When you visit the surgery, you will be asked about any recent travels within the last 14 days, even if you do not have symptoms.

The countries of particular interest are mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, Cambodia, Iran, northern Italy, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam.

Then you will be directed to make use of our hand washing facilities. We continue to adhere to our strict cross-infection control policies and have extended this to reception clinipads pens and card machines.

If you have a fever or a new persistent cough please follow government advice and stay at home. Our staff will follow this advice too. 

We have protocols in place and are following the guidelines issued by The Department of Health and Public Health England and would like to share the following Covid – 19 advice with you.


What is Covid – 19

COVID-19 is a new illness that can affect your lungs and airways. It’s caused by a virus called coronavirus.

 

What are the symptoms

 

A cough.

A high temperature

Shortness of breath|

These symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness. The symptoms are similar to other illnesses that are much more common, such as cold and flu.

How is Covid – 19 spread

Because it’s a new illness, we do not know exactly how coronavirus spreads from person to person.

But similar viruses are spread in cough droplets.

It’s very unlikely it can be spread through things like packages or food.

What if I think I have Covid – 19

If you think you may be affected by coronavirus you should contact the NHS 111 service for further advice. You should not go to your GP or A&E.

If you have returned from a risk area, or have been in contact with someone from a risk area (the latest risk areas can be found on the Public Health for England website, you should call  NHS 111 service  for further advice.

Steps you can take

Wash your hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds with soap and water or use a sanitizer gel. This is especially important aft being on public transport.

Always carry tissues with you and use them to catch your cough or sneeze. Then bin the tissue, and wash your hands, or use a sanitizer gel.

Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth with unwashed hands.

Avoid close contact with people who are unwell.

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