05 August 2021

Victoria in lockdown from 8pm Thursday 5 August

The Victorian Premier has announced a seven day lockdown across all of Victoria effective from 8pm tonight, Thursday 5 August 2021.

Dental practitioners are authorised workers and are permitted to provide dental services for the management of patients with urgent needs or care where failure to do so in a clinically appropriate timeframe will lead to adverse outcomes.

Restrictions on dental services are designed to balance the need to access necessary dental care with the reduction of movement of people in the community. This should guide clinical decision making. Clinicians should take a risk-based approach during this period. There is more information here to provide guidance. The ADAVB won’t provide specific advice on what treatment can or cannot be provided – dentists must exercise their clinical judgement to determine whether a delay in care will lead to adverse outcomes.

Members can access more information on managing your workforce here. (Member login required.)

ADAVB members please refer to your member email for the full update.

Further information: adavb.org/resources/for-dental-professionals/covid-19/recent-updates