Extraordinary Times – Our Reaction To The COVID-19 Epidemic
Who would have thought that in the 21st century we would be faced with a threat and challenge of this magnitude – these are indeed extraordinary times. Suddenly the worlds seems smaller and more vulnerable than ever before.
As you are no doubt already aware, we took the early precautionary step of taking our sales reps off the road as of last Monday 16 March. They were instructed to only call on practices at the request of the practitioner and to take the necessary precautions. In light of the announcements made by our President last night, as of this morning 24 March they have been instructed to only work telephonically.
Access Dental as licensed distributors of medical devices will continue to operate during the lockdown period and will be available to process orders. Our sales team will remain available telephonically and our office will be manned by Gavin and Lesley. All office staff will remain at home. We will communicate if this situation needs to change.
I would also like to use this opportunity to remind you that we have an on line ordering platform that you can use for your convenience www.accessdental.co.za – If you are not already registered as a user please send an e-mail and we will get you set up.
We are faced with an increasingly dire situation with regards to the supply of infection control products, including surface liquids, hand soaps and gels, masks and now also gloves. Our suppliers are not able to give us any indication regarding availability and timelines, however, we are keeping details of where the need is and we are using our best endeavors to ensure that we are able to supply these essential items as soon as possible.
Most importantly to you and your loved ones we wish you shelter from the storm – stay safe and take care.