Our COVID-19 safety tariff
Personal protective equipment (PPE) has always been worn by our clinical teams in practices, but due to the global demand for PPE, the costs have increased significantly. To give this some context, since the outbreak of COVID-19, we are now spending 100 times more on PPE than in 2019 - that’s how considerable the cost increase has been.
Additionally, new guidelines from the Government mean that our clinicians have to wear more enhanced PPE to minimise the risk of cross-contamination during certain treatments.
When you combine the increase in PPE costs with the enhanced PPE that is needed to keep you safe, the only way we can continue to operate is to introduce a safety tariff.
We have introduced a separate tariff so we can be completely transparent with you about the extra cost we are having to charge. Other dentists may be passing the PPE cost onto you in other ways, for example, putting their prices up across the board.
The safety tariff will be applied to each private appointment and adjusted to the level of PPE required for your treatment.
Please be reassured that we hope this is a temporary measure. We are committed to keeping costs to a minimum and hope to reduce this further as the cost for PPE reduces, or the need for enhanced safety measures decreases or are no longer needed.
We hope you understand these measures allow us to re-open and treat you safely.