This page is divided into:
Information for the team
Information for your patients
1. Information for the team
Pregnancy and COVID-19
Pregnancy and COVID-19: Read our latest advice based on government guidance for staff who are pregnant and concerned about safety at work.
Pregnancy and risk assessments: Staff should follow correct procedures - including undertaking appropriate risk assessments and acting on the outcomes. These risk assessments were created in line with guidance from Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG)
Vaccinations and COVID-19
Practice management: communications for your staff
Risk assessments and safety checks
Return to work toolkits
Our toolkits were launched in June 2020 and last updated in December 2020.
We do not anticipate updating these documents any further, unless there are significant changes to practise. Any new information is likely to be government-issued which we will reflect in our
The toolkits were created to offer guidance on returning to work safely after practices reopened or expanded their level of care after the first UK lockdown. They include information on AGPs, fallow time, air changes as well as advice on job retention and the workers support schemes.
Download the toolkit for England
Download the toolkit for Scotland
Download the toolkit for Wales
PPE and COVID-19
England: Free PPE for NHS providers
PPE is available to NHS providers and orderable every seven days via
the PPE portal. To calculate the portal’s order limit, practices need to calculate their number of units of dental activity (UDAs) plus number of units of orthodontic activity (UOAs), if any, multiplied by 1.5 per practice per year.
Providers should have received an invitation to register sent to your email account registered with Care Quality Commission (CQC), NHS Business Services Authority (BSA), NHS England or the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA).
Watch our COVID-19 webinars
2. Information for your patients
Our practice is safe: communications for your patients
Members can download some communication assets to help reassure your patients that your practise is open and safe during this time:
We have also updated our
advice for patients page to help them understand the situation for our profession.
Please feel free to direct your patients to: