COVID-19

Find on this page important information regarding COVID-19 and the IEC

COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economies around the globe, restricting travel, face-to-face meetings and events.

Meetings at IEC CO and elsewhere

In view of the above, and until further notice, preference is given to all virtual or when possible hybrid IEC meetings (allowing for face-to-face or virtual participation).

This applies to IEC governance, standardization and CA meetings. IEC standardization meetings are listed in the weekly updated IEC meetings & events pages, (except working group meetings) and links to IEC CA Systems meetings can be found on the right side of this page.

For meetings that are not listed, please contact the respective Chair or Convenor.

Training

Whenever possible training will be delivered by IEC Academy & Capacity Building virtually via webinars. No face-to-face training workshops are scheduled for the time being.

IEC Standards related to critical care ventilators made freely available

In support of the fight against COVID-19, and in coordination with ISO, the IEC continues to offer standards and most relevant normative references for critical ventilators free of charge to industries which want to convert their existing assembly lines to ventilator production. The standards can be requested via the IEC webstore where interested parties also find an FAQ and detailed conditions for use.

IEC CO, Geneva

In line with recent decisions of the Swiss Federal Government, IEC staff will return to the office on two days a week as of July. 

IEC Regional Centres

Work and meetings conditions subject to local laws and regulations.

Travel

Possible if permitted and practicable under relevant international and local laws and regulations.

 

Last update: 01 July 2021

For meetings of IEC Conformity Assessment Systems, consult the relevant links below: