Official resources on COVID-19

Please find below a compilation of official, reliable resources to help you navigate and keep pace with the latest updates on COVID-19. Topics include:

  • Institutions and Agencies;
  • Medicines – including NSAIDs; 
  • Medical devices – including personal protective equipment (PPE); 
  • Biocides – including disinfectants;
  • Food supplements;
  • Crossing borders, transport measures and Green Lanes; 
  • Economic response; 
  • Civil protection and humanitarian aid; 
  • Scientific publications and updates.


Page last updated: 29 June 2020

Official resources on COVID-19

Medical devices - including personal protective equipment (PPE)

COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION (EU) 2020/403 on conformity assessment and market surveillance procedures within the context of the COVID-19 threat

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/402 on making the exportation of certain products subject to the production of an export authorisation

COMMISSION IMPLEMENTING REGULATION (EU) 2020/426 amending Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/402 making the exportation of certain products subject to the production of an export authorisation (to include Member States of the European Free Trade Association and the overseas countries and territories listed in Annex II of the Treaty)

Commission Implementing Decisions on harmonised standards for medical devices to respond to urgent needs

European Commission – Questions & Answers document on conformity assessment procedures for protective equipment

European Commission – Questions & Answers document on conformity assessment procedures for 3D printing and 3D printed products to be used in a medical context for COVID-19

ECDC – Using face masks in the community – Reducing COVID-19 transmission from potentially asymptomatic or pre-symptomatic people through the use of face masks

European Commission – Guidance on temporary extraordinary measures related to medical device Notified Body audits during COVID-19 quarantine orders and travel restrictions 

European Commission – Guidelines on COVID-19 in vitro diagnostic tests and their performance

European Commission – Working document on current performance of COVID-19 test methods and devices and proposed performance criteria 

European Commission – Guidance on regulatory requirements for ventilators and related accessories

European Commission – Q&A document “How to verify that medical devices and personal protective equipment can be lawfully placed on the EU market and thus purchased and used – also in the COVID-19 context”

European Commission – MDCG Guidance on the renewal of designation and monitoring of notified bodies under Directives 90/385/EEC and 93/42/EEC to be performed in accordance with Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/666 amending Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 920/2013

European Commission – 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