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Coronavirus: Guidance on manufacturing PPE and hand cleaning products

6 May 2020


Advice on key issues for businesses on manufacturing PPE and hand cleaning products

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has produced the following guidance for businesses on manufacturing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and hand cleaning products to help them understand regulatory requirements.

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Regulations aims to help businesses understand the regulatory requirements that have been eased for a limited time to speed up the supply of essential PPE.

Placing hand cleaning and sanitising products on the UK market is for businesses that are new to the manufacture or import of hand cleaning and sanitising products and highlights the relevant regulations.

New High-Volume Manufacturers of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is for manufacturers who want to change their processes to make high volumes of PPE.

New Small-Scale Manufacturers of COVID-19 Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) is designed to help any small businesses, organisations or other individuals who want to produce PPE.


First published 6 May 2020