Following instructions from the European Commission dated 26th of March 2020, follow-up and renewal audits are authorised where possible for both parties: clients and certification organisations.
This derogation is in force until the 1st of July 2020. The aim is to ensure the validity of certificates that are reaching their end date and also to avoid the suspension of current certificates due to late follow-up audits – this applies to events from the 1st of March 2020 onwards.
After the 1st of July 2020 and up until the 1st of October 2020, certification organisations must:
The European Commission may update and amend this derogation as the Covid 19 situation develops.
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