24 November 2021
Following the Government’s publication of the new Infection Prevention & Control (IPC) guidance for winter 2021 to 2022 as advised earlier today, the dental appendix has now been made available.
The main features of the guidance are:
- Based on screening the patient should be assigned to either a respiratory or non-respiratory pathway.
- For patients on the non-respiratory pathway standard infection control precautions (SICPs) apply. Testing for patients on the non-respiratory pathway should be in line with country specific requirements.
- For patients on the respiratory pathway transmission-based precautions (TBPs) apply in addition to SICPs.
For patients on the respiratory pathway undergoing aerosol generating procedures (AGPs), post AGP downtime applies.