Dental Protection coronavirus advice for members
With the continued spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), we know that this is a worrying time for everyone, but particularly for those healthcare practitioners who are providing frontline services and advice to patients. We understand your concerns and are here to offer support and advice if you need it.
We would urge all healthcare practitioners in New Zealand to be aware of and follow advice from the Government website, particularly those healthcare providers who may have responsibility for assessing possible cases of COVID-19. Developments in the coronavirus situation are changing daily, and members are advised to make sure they stay informed of the latest governmental advice.
We appreciate that practitioners may have to change how they consult with their patients during the coronavirus crisis – including holding more remote consultations. Please be reassured that should you need to do a remote consultation with a patient whom you would ordinarily see face-to-face, your membership with Dental Protection will enable you to request assistance for matters that could arise from such consultations during this time. We have more information regarding remote consultations (teledentistry) here.
We have, in consideration of official advice, decided to postpone all face-to-face events until 1 May 2020. We will continue to closely monitor the coronavirus situation and advise members if there is any additional change to our service provision or the guidance we are providing.