19 November 2020
The Scottish Chief Dental Officer and National Clinical Director have issued a letter to wholly private practices in Scotland regarding treatment across the five lockdown tiers introduced on 2 November.
The letter states:
Levels 0, 1, 2, 3 – practices can offer a range of treatments and procedures from their premises, but in doing so must continue to fully adhere to all public health advice. In particular as regards to social distancing and the use of PPE and face coverings, which should not be removed unless there are sound clinical reasons to do so.
Level 4 – practices here should focus care on essential or urgent treatment of clinically diagnosed conditions where no treatment would have a significant adverse impact on the wellbeing of the patient. No aesthetic procedures or elective treatments should be undertaken in Level 4 areas.