Update on Alert level 3 guidelines for oral health practitioners

Update on COVID-19 Alert level 3 guidelines for oral health practitioners

Dear practitioners,

We know that the uncertainty around dental practice due to the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions is causing you much concern.

The Dental Council is working with the Ministry of Health to determine the dental services that can occur when we move into Alert level 3 at 11.59pm on Monday 27 April as announced by the Prime Minister yesterday.

Once the dental services that can occur under Alert level 3 are confirmed by the Ministry, the guidelines we have developed and shared with key associations will be finalised. We will advise practitioners as soon as possible of the outcome. 

The decision making process is complex in this dynamic and unprecedented environment. We are balancing the need to ensure the guidance we provide is accurate and aligned with the government’s intent, while we strive to provide you as much time and information as possible to allow you to prepare.

Thank you for your patience.