COVID 19 Updated 4/3/2022
Please note that due to unprecedented demand the waiting times for making appointments may be longer than you are used to. This is due to a backlog of patients who postponed appointments during the lockdowns and an increased level of treatment required following this.
If for any reason your appointment needs to be cancelled or postponed we will be in touch with you directly. We would kindly ask patients who need to cancel to give us at least 24 hours notice as we currently have a lot of patients waiting on appointments.
We would ask that if you answer yes to any of the following that you contact us to postpone your appointment:
- Any covid 19 symptoms? (fever, cough, shortness of breath)
- Any cold or flu like symptoms?
- Any tummy upset, headache or fatigue?
- Any recent loss of taste of smell?
Here at Sandycove Dental Care we have always maintained the highest standard of cross infection control.
The practice has sourced all the appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) for each member of the team. We are applying all the recommended protocols to keep both patients and our staff safe.
For the safety of all our patients and staff, the following is our COVID-19 protocol:
- As we are a healthcare setting face coverings are still required in the building.
- When you come in- we will ask you to use hand sanitiser.
- Please come alone unless you need a helper.
- Please limit the number of personal belongings you bring in to the surgery.
Once you arrive you will notice some changes:
As we are processing one patient at a time, there may be a slight delay in admitting you. We appreciate your patience with this.
The seating in our waiting room has been rearranged to ensure appropriate social distancing can be maintained. All magazines, books and toys have been removed. We aim to keep your waiting time as short as possible.
Our receptionists are working behind Perspex screens and we request payment by card/contactless payment if possible.
We have installed Novaerus units in each of our surgeries and in the waiting room. These are air disinfection devices that use plasma technology to kill off airborne viruses.
If you have any questions or concerns about any of this please do not hesitate to contact us on 01 2801684.