EN standards available free of charge (updated 18/06/2020)

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, CEN and CENELEC agreed, in collaboration with all their Members and after the urgent request from the European Commission, to make freely available a series of European standards for medical devices and personal protective equipment used in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

click here to read the full message on the CEN-CENELEC website (includes links to the dedicated pages on the websites of the national standardisation organisations)

On the 17/06/2020 CEN published a European specification : CWA 17553:2020 ‘Community face coverings - Guide to minimum requirements, methods of testing and use’. This document is can be downloaded free of charge from the CEN webpage. Annex C of this CWA contains a list of national specifications available at the date of publication of the CWA, including internet links where to obtain these documents. 


ISO and IEC also made a selection of standards available free of charge, click here for ISO and click here for IEC


Also ASTM made a series of standards available free of charge in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic. click here to access the ASTM standards

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