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COVID-19 Update: Woodborough House

To our Woodborough Family,

In these unprecedented times, our number one priority is the safety of our patients and staff.

We are committed to following the British Government, WHO, and Public Health England guidelines and are staying alert to all updates on Covid-19.

 Covid-19 Symptoms:

The 2 key symptoms for Covid-19 are a fever (temperatures above 37.8 degrees C) or a persistent dry cough.

If you experience either of these symptoms, stay home, self-isolate and follow the guidelines on https://www.nhs.uk/conditions/coronavirus-covid-19/.

Do not go to a GP surgery, pharmacy or hospital.

If you cannot cope with your symptoms at home or if your condition gets worse, call 111 for the coronavirus helpline.

 Wash your hands:

Make sure to wash your hands with water and soap frequently and for at least 20 seconds. If you can’t wash your hands, use hand sanitizer. Avoid touching your face and cover your mouth and nose when you sneeze or cough (with a tissue or your elbow).

Woodborough House Covid-19 protocol:

We are doing everything in our power to insure a safe and hygienic environment. We are proud of our cross-contamination control. We have 2 full equipped decontamination rooms, and plenty of hand sanitizer for both staff and patients. We follow strict cross infection procedures in between every patient.

All non-clinical surfaces are also sanitized in between patients.

Every morning the whole of the Woodborough team meets to discuss our patients and procedures for the day.

We are now taking and recording staff temperatures each morning. Staff are advised to stay home in case of any CV-19 symptoms.

Community:

As healthcare leaders in our community we are committed to keeping our staff and patients safe and healthy. As well as strictly adhering to our protocols we recognise the need for dental treatment at this time. For example, there is a direct link between dental and gum health and systemic health and obviously if people are working from home this could be a convenient time to address dental issues. Not to mention the need for emergency dental care in times of trauma and tooth/ gum ache.

Thank you for your support during this situation – stay safe and we’ll keep you updated!

Kind Regards

Sarah Fitzharris and Nick Fahey

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