Due to the Covid-19 crisis, the European Commission is working with industry and Member States to maximise the availability of masks, gloves, gowns and other medical supplies.

“Upon the urgent request of the Commission, the European Committee for Standardization (CEN) and the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (CENELEC), in collaboration with all their members, have agreed to immediately make available a number of European standards for certain medical devices and personal protective equipment. This action will help both EU and third-country companies willing to manufacture these items to swiftly start production and place products on the internal market more easily while ensuring a high degree of safety”. (Press release of the European Commission) 

The standards are available for free download from the websites of CEN national members.