Dentists will not need to quarantine after holidaying in Spain following travel advice update
Dental professionals returning from Spain will not have to quarantine, the British Dental Association has confirmed.
Spain was initially listed as one of the countries Brits could visit without quarantining on their return, but the guidelines were updated last weekend (Saturday 25th July) following a significant spike in cases in some parts of the country. The government announced that from Sunday 26th July, holidaymakers returning from Spain would need to quarantine for 14 days. There are exceptions, including key workers, and the BDA has now confirmed that any dental professionals who are registered with the General Dental Council will not need to self-isolate. Those who are not registered with the GDC, for example, receptionists, will need to adhere to the new quarantine guidelines.
Dentists and other health workers who are exempt from quarantine will be asked to provide a Public Health Passenger Locator Form before they fly back. This contains information, which can be used to contact the individual if a positive test is carried out on a fellow passenger on the same flight, cruise or train journey. The advice applies to residents in England, Northern Ireland and Wales and includes employees who are not providing care directly linked to COVID-19.Join this Discussion