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Tier 4 Restrictions

The Government announced this weekend further restrictions in areas of England with a very rapidly rising level of infections—imposing a new Tier 4 category. Individuals in a Tier 4 area cannot leave or be outside of the place they are living unless they have a reasonable excuse. Significantly for the dental profession, the government has explicitly stated that people should still travel for a number of reasons, including “hospital GP and other medical appointments or visits where you have had an accident or are concerned about your health”. They have confirmed that they expect “medical services like GPs and dentists” to continue as currently operating.