What’s the chance we’ve been exposed?

(4 Posts)
Howmanysleepsnow Sun 13-Jun-21 13:56:04

I just got a call from the dentist to reschedule DD’s appointment as they’re shut due to 2 staff having tested positive today.
DS and I were there Thursday and Friday. We didn’t see the 2 positive staff (neither were in on the Friday, not sure about the Thursday). The 3 staff we saw had masks on, but not covering their noses! (I did point that out, only 1 corrected it…)
Do all dentists/ dental staff do regular LFTs? How often? Is it likely/ possible that they were infectious and we were exposed? I’m double vaccinated and had a mask on, DS is 7 so no vaccine and no mask as he has toothache and won’t tolerate.

OP’s posts: |
sherrystrull Sun 13-Jun-21 14:00:20

Sounds very low risk. Your ds will have had much more risk in school

lljkk Sun 13-Jun-21 14:05:10

Very low. Nobody can be more precise than that.

Angrymum22 Sun 13-Jun-21 14:10:34

If they weren’t in the day you attended should not be a problem. The dentist would have contacted local PHE directly and been given instructions. They may have had to close because too many staff have to self isolate. Due to PPE we use this is unlikely unless staff have had contact outside of work without PPE.

Join the discussion

To comment on this thread you need to create a Mumsnet account.

Join Mumsnet

Already have a Mumsnet account? Log in