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COVID-19 latest guidance for England

Page last updated: Friday 3 April 2020

For the latest information and guidance on COVID-19, please visit the NHS corona guidance page.

Information for dental professionals is available from the NHS England website.

Thursday 2 April

Public Health England published new guidance about personal protective equipment.

CQC update

CQC have stated they are concerned to receive reports from multiple sources that some dental practices are not following the CDO advice and guidance and are still seeing patients for routine care including aerosol generating procedures.

If these reports are accurate, then dental staff and the public may be exposed to unnecessary risk of virus transmission. Where CQC are informed of such cases they will consider action using their regulatory powers.

Monday 30 March

Redeployment of the dental team

NHS England is producing a framework for the voluntary redeployment of the dental team to areas of need within the wider NHS, based on your competencies.

If you're a dental professional in England, and want to support the NHS, you can register your interest on their website.

Wednesday 25 March

NHS England released the third in a series of updates to general dental practices and community dental services regarding the emerging COVID-19 situation.

Friday 20 March

The CDO England issued the second of a series of regular updates to general dental practices and community dental services regarding the emerging COVID-19 situation .

Wednesday 18 March

Update from the CDO England, reported by dentistry.co.uk. This is not formal guidance, but advice that dental professionals may find useful at this time.