Find on this page important information regarding COVID-19 and the IEC


The COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact economies around the globe, restricting travel, face-to-face meetings and events.

Meetings at IEC Secretariat and elsewhere

In the context of COVID-19, the IEC applies the decisions of the Swiss Federal Government and WHO. At present, all IEC governance and technical meetings are held virtually or need to be postponed until further notice. The situation is regularly reviewed and updated.

IEC standardization meetings are listed in the weekly updated IEC meetings & events pages, (except working group meetings); for meetings that are not listed, please contact the respective Chair or Convenor. Links to IEC CA Systems meetings can be found here.


Whenever possible training will be delivered by IEC Academy & Capacity Building virtually via webinars. No face-to-face training workshops are scheduled for the time being.

IEC Standards related to critical care ventilators made freely available

In support of the fight against COVID-19, and in coordination with ISO, the IEC continues to offer standards and most relevant normative references for critical ventilators free of charge to industries which want to convert their existing assembly lines to ventilator production. The standards can be requested via the IEC webstore where interested parties also find an FAQ and detailed conditions for use.

IEC Secretariat

In line with recent decisions of the Swiss Federal Government, IEC staff is currently working from home. 

IEC Regional Centres

Work and meetings conditions subject to local laws and regulations.


Possible if permitted and practicable under relevant international and local laws and regulations.


Last update: 19 January 2022 

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For meetings of IEC Conformity Assessment Systems, consult the relevant links below: