Coronavirus REsponse

Status on 11 June 2021

Austrian Standards has supported the measures taken to contain the corona virus from day 1 on.

The corona pandemic raises enormous challenges for our society and economy. To prevent an exponential spread of the COVID-19 virus again, we all are called upon to comply with a series of hygiene measures.

Please note

that, until further notice, you may only visit Austrian Standards when you present a valid COVID-19 access document, i.e. a negative COVID-19 test, proof of vaccination, or proof of a past COVID infection). A negative PCR test is valid for a maximum of 72 hours, a negative antigen test for a maximum of 48 hours and a negative antigen self-test registered in an official data processing system for a maximum of 24 hours. Upon entering the building, please go directly to the Welcome Desk to show your COVID-19 access document.

This also applies for visitors of the interactive anniversary exhibition "100 Years of Austrian Standards – Shaping the Future". If you are interested in a guided tour, please contact our organization team at: [email protected].

Access to standards on site:

Our Customer Area is open for browsing standards during the following hours:

Monday to Thursday from 08.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. and
Friday from 08.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.

We are available to you by phone or e-mail:

Our staff predominantly works from home. You can contact us as usual based on our normal business contact data.

Monday to Thursday from 08.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. and
Friday from 08.00 a.m. to 3.30 p.m.

You can contact our Welcome Desk as follows:

Telephone: +43 1 213 00 0
E-mail: [email protected]

We hope that this challenging time will end soon so that we can welcome you to the House of Standards as usual.

Thank you very much for your kind understanding!

Update

FURTHER Information

Our Customer Service (product-related inquiries: +43 1 213 00-300[email protected]) and our Support Line (technical inquiries: +43 1 213 00-888[email protected]) are available for your inquiries as usual during regular office hours.

Our online tools for ordering, applying and managing standards (Webshop, effects, Lesesaal, etc.) are fully accessible as usual.

Committee meetings will continue to be held as web conferences until 31 August 2021.

International Standardization Organizations

ISO: No physical meetings of ISO technical committees or working groups will take place until 30 September 2021 — they will be postponed or held virtually (www.iso.org).

CEN: The CEN-CENELEC Meeting Centre remains closed until further notice. For any meeting already booked, CCMC will contact the organizers (www.cencenelec.eu).

In-person, online and hybrid seminars

Many training formats and certification activities have gone digital. In-person meetings are held in compliance with current measures designed to contain the spread of the corona virus.

Current information is available at:

www.austrian-standards.at/seminars

www.austrian-standares.at/certification

Availability and capacity of notified bodies to carry out conformity assessments for COVID-19-related medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices

1. The following link leads to a document of the European Commission, which provides useful information on the 'Legal framework and route to the market'.

In the Joint European Roadmap towards lifting COVID-19 containment measures adopted on 15 April 2020, the Commission committed to provide information on the availability and capacity of conformity assessment bodies and to share it with market operators. In this context, the Commission conducted a survey with notified bodies in charge of the certification of COVID-19-related medical devices and in vitro diagnostic medical devices earlier this month. These notified bodies can be found via the following link

https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/md_sector/docs/md_survey-conformity-assess-covid-19.pdf

 

2. EU - Guidance on regulatory requirements for medical face masks - Options for supporting production and/or placing on the market of medical face masks in the context of COVID-19 pandemic:

https://ec.europa.eu/health/sites/health/files/md_sector/docs/md_guidance-reg-req-med-face-masks.pdf

Martin Lorenz, Deputy Director Standards Development

Martin Lorenz

Deputy Director Standards Development
Andrea Redelsteiner, Committee Manager

Andrea Redelsteiner

Committee Manager