COVID-19: latest guidance for Northern Ireland
COVID-19 vaccine and priority for dental professionals
The Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has published interim advice on prioritisation for COVID-19 vaccination. This advice includes priority for the vaccination of all health and social care workers. The JCVI’s interim advice is available on the gov.uk website.
On 20 October the COVID-19: infection prevention and control dental appendix was published, containing updated, UK-wide guidance for NHS, private and independent dental settings.
Health and Social Care Board
The latest information for dental professionals can be found on the Health and Social Care Board website.
The Office of Chief Dental Officer Northern Ireland
On 11 November the CDOs of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland released a joint letter to the UK dental profession outlining guidance and support available through the
second COVID-19 wave.
On 21 October, the Acting Chief Dental Officer issued a letter announcing updates to the Northern Ireland Operational Guidance, been made in light of the release of a dental appendix to the main UK Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) guidance.
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP) and College of General Dentistry (CGDent)
The Faculty of General Dental Practice UK (FGDP) and College of General Dentistry (CGDent) have published Dentistry during COVID-19: Psychological advice for dental teams, policy makers, and communicators.
Developed by psychologists from the British Psychological Society (BPS) Division of Health Psychology, it offers straightforward suggestions to address common challenges arising from the COVID-19 pandemic in dental practices, and lists resources and organisations which can support dental professionals’ mental wellbeing.