From 1st April 2022, in line with UKHSA advice, the following updated testing arrangements for NHS staff and staff working in NHS-funded independent healthcare settings in England, will apply:
Patient facing staff should continue to test twice weekly when asymptomatic. LAMP testing (saliva tests) will no longer be available, but LFD tests for patient facing staff will continue to be available through the gov.uk portal.
All symptomatic staff should test using LFDs and continue to follow the current return to work guidance. In a change to testing policy, staff who are household contacts of a positive COVID-19 case will no longer be required to have a PCR test in order to return to work. Symptomatic staff can continue to access LFDs via the gov.uk portal.
Self-isolation for those with COVID-19 can end after 5 full days following 2 negative LFD tests 17-01-2022 see link below
The GDC COVID-19 online hub provides you with clear signposting to all of the latest guidance relating to coronavirus, details on the adjustments that have been made to the way they regulate, and the impact the pandemic has already had on the public and dental professionals.
ORTHODONTIC management of appliances and emergency procedure advice found here http://eastofenglandorthodonticmcn.co.uk/
PHARMACY LOCATORto locate a pharmacy for online prescriptions please follow this link:-https://www.nhs.uk/service-search/find-a-pharmacy/
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE Please follow this link for corona virus surveillance and update from PHE UK.GOV updated 23rdDecember 2020;