The following page has been set up to provide information relevant to the testing, inspection and certification industry regarding the ongoing COVID-19 situation. You will find the TIC Council COVID-19 statement as well as other resources which may be of use to member companies and relevant stakeholders. We will continue to update this page regularly. 

TIC Council COVID-19 Statement: Download here

TIC Council COVID-19 Letter to EU Authorities: Download here

TIC Council COVID-19 Letter to US Authorities: Download here

TIC Council COVID-19 Letter to India Authorities: Download here

TIC Council COVID-19 Letter to Italian Authorities: Download here

Industry-related resources:

- IAF Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 outbreak available here

- European Commission Recommendation on conformity assessment and market surveillance procedures within the context of the COVID-19 threat. This text is addressed to conformity assessment bodies operating in the EU. View the full text here

- European Standards Guidance for the production of masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE), leave-on hand cleaners and hand disinfectants and 3D printing.

European Commission temporary measures to contain risks to human, animal and plant health and animal welfare during certain serious disruptions of Member States’ control systems due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19): available here

- US FDA - Issued a guidance to provide a policy to help expand the availability of ventilators as well as other respiratory devices and their accessories: available here

- US FDA - Issued an emergency use authorization for a point-of-care COVID-19 diagnostic for the Cepheid Xpert Xpress SARS-CoV-2 test: available here

- EA communication about the impact of the COVID-19 virus: available here.

- GFSI statement on temporary audit measures during COVID19: available here.

- GFSI update on temporary audit measures during COVID19: available here.

- US National Association of Manufacturers resources: available here

- EA communication Coronavirus outbreak: Accredited laboratories for face masks testing: available here

- Recommendation to GFSI regarding food quality management during the COVID-19 crisis and its aftermath: available here

- EA Communication on Coronavirus and face mask testing: available here

- GFSI Coronavirus Position: available here

- Letter from FOSFA regarding functionality during COVID-19 outbreak: available here

Other useful resources: 

- European Center for Disease Control (ECDC)'s COVID-19 Overview: available here

- EU-OSHA webpage on COVID-19 with many links to informative docs or other sources: available here

- For a list of disinfectants that can kill COVID-19, available here: (Issued by US EPA) 

- US DoS advisory for International Travelers: available here

- US Government response to COVID-19: available here.

- World Health Organisation's workplace guide: available here