OPSS coronavirus (COVID-19) guidance for business and local authorities
Guidance on how OPSS is supporting businesses and local authorities and protecting consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. Published 27 March 2020
Last updated 12 June 2020 — see all updates From: Office for Product Safety and Standards
- OPSS COVID-19 guidance for businesses
- OPSS COVID-19 guidance for local authorities
- Letters OPSS has sent to stakeholders
The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) is focusing on the key issues surrounding Government measures to protect the public during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
During this challenging period, we are working with business to understand where regulatory requirements are preventing them delivering the products the public and NHS need.
OPSS COVID-19 guidance for businesses
Placing hand cleaning and sanitising products on the UK market (PDF, 375KB, 5 pages) – version 3, 14 May
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations (PDF, 442KB, 14 pages) – version 3, 19 May
New high-volume manufacturers of COVID-19 PPE (PDF, 422KB, 11 pages) – version 4, 19 May
New small-scale manufacturers of COVID-19 PPE (PDF, 427KB, 7 pages) – version 1, 6 May – also applicable to individuals
Manufacturers and makers of face coverings (PDF, 149KB, 3 pages) – version 2, 9 June – also applicable to individuals
Read technical specifications for PPE published by the Cabinet Office and Department of Health and Social Care.
OPSS COVID-19 guidance for local authorities
Face masks and coverings (PDF, 534KB, 17 pages) – version 1, 12 June – an enforcement guide for Trading Standards Services in Great Britain and Environmental Health Services in Northern Ireland
Letters OPSS has sent to stakeholders:
Letter to Notified Bodies concerning PPE (PDF, 205KB, 2 pages) – 25 March 2020
Letter to Local Authority Heads of Service, regional coordinators and National Product Safety Group members concerning PPE (PDF, 187KB, 2 pages) – 25 March 2020
Letter to Health and Safety Executive concerning PPE (PDF, 193KB, 2 pages) – 25 March 2020
OPSS has developed hand sanitisers and PPE guidance for Trading Standards, as well as businesses.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org for further information. Published 27 March 2020
Last updated 12 June