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COVID-19 Guidance & Advice

COVID-19 updates will continue to be posted as they become available.

Health policy in the United Kingdom is determined by the UK government and the devolved administrations. Members should be aware that differences exist between the UK nations and that local recommendations may also be in force. The latest guidance can be found for Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.

First published on 04 Sep 2021

BSG Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section and Clinical Research Group Position Statement on SARS-CoV2 Vaccination

Our advice and guidance around COVID-19 is being regularly reviewed. Visit https://www.bsg.org.uk/covid-19-advice/ to see the latest published guidance. British Society of Gastroenterology Inflammatory Bowel Disease Section and IBD Clinical Research Group position statement on SARS-CoV2 Vaccination The Inflammatory Bowel Disease […]

First published on 21 Jan 2021

Triage guidance for upper gastrointestinal physiology investigations during restoration of services during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our advice and guidance around COVID-19 is being regularly reviewed. Visit https://www.bsg.org.uk/covid-19-advice/ to see the latest published guidance. The COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected capacity across the board; for gastrointestinal (GI) medicine it has had a direct impact on endoscopy […]

First published on 15 Jan 2021

An Update to Information and Guidance for Endoscopy Services in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Our advice and guidance around COVID-19 is being regularly reviewed. Visit https://www.bsg.org.uk/covid-19-advice/ to see the latest published guidance. Colonoscopy for high-risk surveillance patients during COVID-19 6th April 2021 update The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in unavoidable delays to surveillance colonoscopy. […]

First published on 02 Nov 2020

Advice regarding working in endoscopy for vulnerable clinical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic

Our advice and guidance around COVID-19 is being regularly reviewed. Visit https://www.bsg.org.uk/covid-19-advice/ to see the latest published guidance. Advice regarding working in endoscopy for vulnerable clinical staff during the COVID-19 pandemic The Government’s advice on shielding changed on 1 August, […]

First published on 26 Aug 2020

BSG multi-society guidance on further recovery of endoscopy services during the post-pandemic phase of COVID-19

Our advice and guidance around COVID-19 is being regularly reviewed. Visit https://www.bsg.org.uk/covid-19-advice/ to see the latest published guidance. Introduction In March 2020, the BSG advised a pause in endoscopic services for all but emergency and essential procedures, to protect patients […]

First published on 09 Jul 2020

Defining patient groups that should be considered for Shielding/Highly Vulnerable categories

Our advice and guidance around COVID-19 is being regularly reviewed. Visit https://www.bsg.org.uk/covid-19-advice/ to see the latest published guidance. This guidance represents the professional advice from the British Association for the Study of the Liver, British Society of Gastroenterology, British Transplantation […]