Guides and resources

Informative guides and resources to help you navigate the Covid-19 pandemic.


The professional support teams at the Guild, Society and Green Cross Health have collaboratively developed guidance to help members implement changes to help you operate during the COVID-19 pandemic.

A list of medicines, the prescriptions for which require the prescriber's signature and original prescription to be sent to the pharmacy under the Misuse of Drugs Regulations 1977 (29).

A document, collaboratively developed by the Guild, the Pharmaceutical Society and Green Cross Health, to remind pharmacies of all the key issues you need to consider as you progress between alert levels.

Copies of all mass emails the Guild has sent to members regarding COVID-19.

A template manual contact tracing register for you to print out and maintain in your pharmacy.

This guidance covers obligations if employees are required to be in quarantine, versus if employees elect to self-isolate or if the employer requires an employee to self-isolate, as well as overarching employer obligations under the Health and Safety at Work Act.

COVID-19 protection and cleaning tips for your pharmacy.

A guide for members to address questions raised about making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for staff.

Letter sent from Portfolio Managers on 21 April 2021 re Covid-19 vaccine pricing in community pharmacy. 

A summary of the measures put in place for remote receipt of prescriptions by fax or secure email during Covid-19.

A template letter for your staff members to provide to authorities, explaining they are providing an essential service.

Guidance developed by TAS on what to do if pharmacy staff come into contact with someone who may have COVID-19.

A guidance document on sending mass text messages to your patients, based on advice from the Office of the Privacy Commission.

A notification from the Immunisation Advisory Centre and the Ministry of Health, providing guidance on maintaining essential immunisations during the current alert level 4 COVID-19 situation.

Copy of the generic DHB letter detailing how the $15 million funding package will be allocated across community pharmacies.

A plan to help you manage outbreaks of pandemics and infectious diseases, kindly shared by Midland Community Pharmacy Group.

Guidance produced by the Ministry of Health on the use of PPE.

Contact details for public health units around the country.  

Tips for transitioning your pharmacy to alert level 4.

A summary of self-isolation guidance for Guild members, as employers of staff who may need to self-isolate

A summary of the benefits available to members as a result of the government's COVID-19 Economic Response Package.

A template to help you prepare and plan for an emergency situation. Developed by a DHB Emergency Planner and shared with permission.

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