The Office of Product Safety and Standards provides updated guidance to New High-Volume Manufacturers of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

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Co-ordination of the Group of Notified Bodies for the Construction Products Regulation 305/2011/EU.

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Further to the email sent out regarding the TIC Council Presentation on the IMPACT OF COVID -19,  here is a recording of the meeting, should you not have been able to attend.  We have also made available a copy of the presentation which you can access here, should you wish to study the information in more detail.

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BSI has made available 11 standards and will deliver best practice webinars to help guide businesses during the global health issue caused by COVID-19.

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The government published updated employer guidance and employee guidance on the Job Retention Scheme.

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The UK Government is appealing to businesses to support the response to Covid -19.  They have flagged a need for testing services across a wide range of areas where this is needed.  If your business is able to offer support please register you details by following this link.

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The EU Commission published measures on March 30 that allows member states to carry out official controls on the agri-food chain - animals, plants food and feed

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For those Calibration, Measurement, Testing and Inspection organisations involved in these areas or hoping to support the effort, the standards can be found by following this link:

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According to a new report from brand protection firm Red Points, 73% of consumers will increase online shopping if the COVID-19 outbreak continues, 58% of consumers have already bought more goods online than usual.

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For the attention of all BMTA UKAS Accredited Members: UKAS DRAFT TPS 73: UKAS Policy on Accreditation and Conformity Assessment During the Coronavirus Outbreak.

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The British Measurement and Testing Association (BMTA), representing the British Measurement and Testing Sector, together with the TIC Council, representing the independent testing, inspection and certification (TIC) sector across the EU, request the support of the UK Government in ensuring that member companies are able to continue to operate in support of the response to COVID-19.

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These days, the world is fighting against the coronavirus outbreak (SARS-CoV-2). The virus is typically spread during close contact and via respiratory droplets produced when people cough or sneeze.

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