9 April 2021: In section 2 we added a recommendation to follow advice on COVID-19 vaccination for patients having or going to be having immunosuppressive treatments. We also added a question on COVID-19 vaccination to recommendation 2.6. In recommendation 2.5 we removed the cross-references to specialist guidance.
21 August 2020: We updated recommendations in section 4 on delivering planned care in line with our guideline on arranging planned care in hospitals and diagnostic services, and linked to British Society of Gastroenterology guidance on restarting gastrointestinal endoscopy.
Minor changes since publication
7 July 2020: We changed the wording of the links in recommendation 2.5 to match the titles of the specialist guidance.
26 May 2020: We aligned recommendation 1.7 with current government advice on social distancing.