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COVID-19: latest guidance for Scotland

Last updated: 28 October, 2020

On 20 October the COVID-19: infection prevention and control dental appendix was published, containing updated, UK-wide guidance for NHS, private and independent dental settings.

Health Protection Scotland

The latest guidance for dental teams is available from the Health Protection Scotland website.

Office of Chief Dental Officer Scotland

Following an announcement in Parliament from the Minister for Public Health, Sport and Wellbeing on 12 October, NHS dental contractors will, from Sunday 1 November, be able to provide a full range of treatments to all NHS patients within dental practices.

The latest letter from CDO Scotland confirms this.

Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP)

To support practitioners working in primary dental care, the Scottish Dental Clinical Effectiveness Programme (SDCEP) has developed a Practice Recovery toolkit which includes a guide and associated implementation tools. 

Healthcare Improvement Scotland

Healthcare Improvement Scotland has produced guidance for independent dental care providers about the phased reopening of services, alongside a letter from the Chief Dental Officer and Acting Chief Medical Officer Scotland.

You can find more information from Healthcare Improvement Scotland on their website.