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COVID-19: latest guidance for England

Last updated: 30 June, 2020

NHS England

The latest information for dental professionals is available from the NHS England website.

This includes their standard operating procedure, Transition to recovery, a phased transition for dental practices towards the resumption of the full range of dental provision, produced with the Office for Chief Dental Officer England.

Public Health England

Your primary source of guidance on infection control and personal protective equipment (PPE) should be Public Health England.

For guidance on fit testing face masks to avoid transmission during the coronavirus outbreak please see the Health and Safety Executive website.

The Office for Chief Dental Officer England

In May, the Office for Chief Dental Officer England published a letter outlining plans for the resumption of dental services in England from Monday 8 June

The Office for Chief Dental Officer England also published further guidance, A Prompt to Prepare, outlining considerations to take into account when preparing to resume routine dental care services. Read the CDO England statement and the full A Prompt to Prepare document for more information.

Care Quality Commission (CQC)

Following on from previous coronavirus (COVID-19) updates, sent to all dental providers, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) wrote to confirm the current position