Update - 27 July 2021
To further our communication yesterday – the Directive has come out from SA Health – and as such – we can confirm that we will be reverting to Level 1 Restrictions for dental practice as of midnight tonight.
We confirm that the wearing of masks by all persons in any health services setting, including clinical staff, administrative staff and all patients prior to entering your surgery and any visitors (eg couriers) is a mandatory requirement until further notice.
You will need to ensure you meet the 1 per 4sqm rules for indoor locations. Note that Dentists, Dental Assistants required to complete treatment are not counted in the numbers when determining the ratio.
We remind Members of the importance of asking the appropriate screening questions of patients attending the practice - especially as they relate to people who have visited recent local exposure sites or returned from interstate.
Please be reminded that South Australia is still on high alert with the current state of national emergency that presents with the COVID-19 crisis in New South Wales.
The current list of local exposure sites is being updated regularly and can be found at https://www.sahealth.sa.gov.au/wps/wcm/connect/public+content/sa+health+internet/conditions/infectious+diseases/covid-19/testing+and+tracing/contact+tracing/contact+tracing
You need to ensure you continue to check the updated locations so you can screen patients.
You need to continue to be constantly vigilant on the use of mandatory QR codes, hand sanitising stations, ensuring patients don’t present to your practice with any symptoms etc.
This is an evolving situation, and you and your staff should be constantly monitoring the https://www.covid-19.sa.gov.au/ website for updates.
Specific inquiries can be directed to the SA Health information line on 1800 253 787.
The ADA SA Office will reopen tomorrow as planned.