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
TIC Council/ABRAC COVID-19 Letter to Brazilian Authorities: Download here
TIC Council/ASOCEC COVID-19 Letter to Colombian Authorities: Download here
- 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 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
- Overview on COVID-19 and Competition Law by Eversheds Sutherland: available here.
- DEKRA - Crisis Management for Organizations: available here.
- Testing guidelines for Coronavirus issued by the European Commission: available here.
- European Commission's roadmap for common lifting of containment measures: available here.
- Guidelines for verifying authenticity of certificates for PPEs: 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.