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Biocides

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Hand sanitiser products and surface disinfectants during the outbreak

During the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, there is increased demand for hand sanitiser and surface disinfectant products.

HSE has guidance for existing and new manufacturers of hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants. Within the relevant guidance document information is given on the easement of certain regulatory requirements, for example how to obtain an Article 55 derogation where applicable and how to comply with Article 95.

Biocides regulation

This site will help you identify biocides and work out whether your products are affected by the laws that govern them.

It also explains the process of applying for EU BPR authorisation / COPR approval.

More about biocide regulation

Updated 2020-08-06