EUROLAB latest news and updates about the COVID-19 pandemic

This EUROLAB news page is dedicated to the latest news and updates with relation to the current COVID-19 situation. EUROLAB is continuously monitoring this subject and informing its members on the latest developments. Testing is playing a critical role during these difficult times and EUROLAB members and national labs are heavily involved in supporting  the identification and prevention of the virus spread.


Useful links and references:


 - TIC Council COVID-19 Statement supported by the EUROLAB Members: Download 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 measure - Covid 19: more flexibility for Member States to carry out official controls on animals, plants, food and feed


 - European standards for medical supplies made freely available to facilitate the increase of production. More information here.


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


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


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


 - 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.


 - IAF Frequently Asked Questions COVID-19 outbreak available here.


 - Interview with BBC News, where South Korea’s Foreign Minister Kang Kyung-wha emphasized the importance of testing and good laboratory practices, which have been key factors in Korea's successful battle against the Corona virus epidemic. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0IQkhaBifGQ&feature=youtu.be


 - World Health Organisation's workplace guide: available here.

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