Following the Premiers announcement yesterday, regarding the return of stage 3 lockdown for Metropolitan Melbourne, we have had many concerned patients contacting us to see if we will be closing when the restrictions start.
We ourselves have been eagerly awaiting guidance from the Australian Dental Association knowing that we do need to provide our patients with scheduled appointments as much notice as possible of any cancellations.
We have just received advice that the Australian Dental Association is still in meetings with the Health Department so we will not have any direction until tonight.
We realize that by the time we receive the direction to close or stay open it will be too late to contact patients with appointments scheduled for tomorrow. Therefore we have decided to follow the wording of the Premier in his announcement until we receive further direction. So as a business who was closed under stage 3 restrictions previously we will close for Thursday 9th and Friday the 10th of July.
Due to the late hour of the day we are sending a text message to all patients with appointments scheduled on these days. We do apologize that we will not be able to contact everyone personally.
We will update our Facebook page and website www.amandalawrence.com.au as soon as we have guidance from the Australian Dental Association as to the effect of this lockdown on our practice. So please keep checking these sites.
For the the patients who did have appointments tomorrow and Friday, if we are allowed to stay open we will be contacting you to reschedule these appointments as soon as possible. to ensure we can do this we will be opening up extra days to accommodate these appointments. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience that this may cause.