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(COVID-19) - 2BS - Business continuity plan - Audits - Instructions (Update)

26/03/2020

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:

  • complete the audits which were carried out remotely during the above derogation period with a further on-site audit
  • carry out all the planned audits, which have not been done during the above derogation period, according to 2BS scheme rules.

The European Commission may update and amend this derogation as the Covid 19 situation develops.

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2BS Team