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Covid-19 fallow periods

Changes to Covid-19 fallow periods for patients within the same household

There has been a minor change to dentistry’s infection prevention control guidance regarding Covid-19 fallow periods.

Post AGP down time (fallow time) is now not considered necessary for successive appointments between members of the same household. To minimise aerosol spread, dentists should use mitigating measures such as high-volume suction/rubber dam; cleaning and disinfection of the environment should be carried out between patients of the same household; high risk patients should be separated by space or time from other patients.

 

The updated COVID-19: infection prevention and control dental appendix can be found here