Amongst the rising incidence of COVID-19 cases throughout the UK, we have decided to be preemptive with decisions concerning the delivery of dental care. The stance of the government on social distancing has remained unchanged and we believe this is the only way to reduce the spread of the virus. It is thought that most dental practices will follow other UK businesses and will be asked to close in the coming weeks.
As many of the patients at Harrogate Dental and Implant Clinic are above 70 years of age, we have decided to close the surgery from 27th March 2020 until further notice. We will however deal with any dental emergencies. If you do need to attend the surgery you will be asked to use alcohol gel on entry and exit from the surgery. As always, protective eyewear, masks and gloves will be worn. We will ensure a minimum number of personnel and patients at the clinic at any one time.
Any patients, who are in the middle of complex treatments, please call the surgery and we will assess this on a case-by-case basis.
We have asked our software provider to stop any email and text messages reminding you that your appointments are due. As this is an automated service, some of these messages may still be sent. Please ignore these messages for the time being.
We will do our upmost on protecting and serving the community and ensure that we do not place further burden on the amazing health care staff in community and hospital settings.
Wishing you the very best of health and an end to the virus.
Dr Kish & Sharon Kumar and the entire team @ Harrogate Dental & Implant Clinic