Use Dentally's Rotas to quickly block off holiday periods for a Practitioner and prevent appointment booking.
You need to have Level 4 (Administrator) permissions to do this.
Use the tools to set up a Rota
Set up a Stencil
Use the Stencil to set up Schedules
Use the Schedule to set up the Diaries
Find Rotas under Settings > Diary
Add a holiday Stencil
Add a Stencil tat makes all days unavailable in the Calendar.
Add a new Stencil
Click on the small calendar icon to the right of the line.
This will turn the line red. The Calendar icon will have a 'x' in it.
Save the Stencil
Add a new Schedule
Name the new schedule something like 'Practitioner holidays' or 'holidays'
Select the Practitioner
Select the holiday stencil
Select the location
Set the start and end date for this Schedule.
In the example above the Practitioner is on holiday from Monday 2 August 2021 until Sunday 22 August 2021. Their calendar become available for booking on Monday 23 August 2021.
Enable the Schedule.
Save the changes
You can apply multiple schedules to a Practitioner.
In this example Practitioner Rosie Diver has a working week pattern from 01/02/2020 until 28/02/2021. A second pattern from 01/032021 until 25/10/2021 and a third pattern from 2/8/2021 until 22/08/2021.
You can see that in patterns 1 and 2 this practitioner is working Monday through Friday.
In the third pattern, they are not working, i.e. their calendar is not available , for 2 weeks in August.
Additional Help with Rotas
We have additional Web pages with help on Rotas.
Rotas - an overview