COVID-19: latest guidance for Wales

Last updated: 15 September, 2020

The Welsh Government

The Welsh Government website is providing regular updates and advice on dental services in Wales.

On 21 August Public Health England released COVID-19: Guidance for the remobilisation of services within health and care settings - Infection prevention and control recommendations. This sets out the infection prevention and control (IPC) advice for health and care organisations as the UK moves to remobilise healthcare services.

The Minister for Health and Social Services has released a statement lifting the Red alert in dentistry in Wales from 22 June.

Dental services can now move to the Amber phase of de-escalation, meaning all dental practices in Wales were able to open from 22 June for urgent, non-aerosal care. 

Updates from the Office of Chief Dental Officer Wales

The Office of Chief Dental Officer for Wales published a standard operating procedure, Providing Aerosol Generating Procedures (AGP) on non-COVID-19 dental patients: guidance.

Health Education and Improvement Wales

Health Education and Improvement Wales have produced an overview of the de-escalation phases in the Welsh Government’s recovery plan for dentistry.