Covid19 including Delta variant updates

By NZSG | Posted: Wednesday October 27, 2021

NZ specific advice including Delta variant can be found here . This is regularly updated with guidance material for NZ based Gastroenterologists and Endoscopists

2021 ( please scroll to bottom to find attachments) 

  • NZSG response to: Third Primary Dose of the Pfizer/BioNTech Vaccine Policy Statemetn and Clinical Guidance - New Zealand COVID-19 Vaccine and Immunisation Programme Version 2.0  
  • NZSG/NZAGS Position Statement Guidance for Endoscopy Training update 
  • National Hospital Covid-19 Escalation Framework
  • Emergency Endoscopy Triage Recommendation for DHB Alert Red
  • NZSG Delta Covid-19 Endoscopy Priority Tool 020921
  • Alert 4 Covid delta GI endoscopy priority tool  
  • Position statement on GI Endoscopy in Covid 2021 delta variant
  • Covid Vaccination and IBD Medications 


  • NZSG Position Statement on SARS-CoV-2 vaccination in patients with IBD
  • Impact of Covid-19 on endoscopy trainees: an international survey
  • Level 2 Advice for Immune Suppression during Covid-19 outbreak
  • NZSG/NZAGS Position Statement on Endoscopy Training in the peri-Covid-19 era
  • NZSG Position Statement on GI Endoscopy in the Covid19 era
  • NZSG recommendations for PPE during Covid-19 pandemic attached below 
  • NZSG Advice for Patients with Autoimmune Hepatitis during the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Covid 19 advice adapted from BSG recommendations with NZ adaptations
  • NZLTU referral criteria for management of HCC and liver transplant assessment during COVID-19 outbreak document attached below
  • General advice for immunosuppressed patients template document attached below - can be amended to change organisation name
  •  Secure IBD Registry - weekly reports attached below
  • Advice from the World Endoscopy Organisation found here
  • NICE guideline on NSAIDs use in patients with or suspected for Covid-19 found here