COVID-19 mouth care recommendations

We recommend that patients who have COVID-19, or who are suspected to have COVID-19, should follow careful steps to ensure good mouth care during and after their illness.

These recommendations are based on research which suggests that the SARS-CoV-2 virus (the virus that causes COVID-19) could pass from saliva in the mouth into the blood vessels and then travel to the lungs via the bloodstream, rather than just via the airways of the lungs.

For more information, please visit COVID-19 mouth care recommendations page on the Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust website.