Hand sanitiser products and surface disinfectants during the coronavirus pandemic – use, manufacture and supply

Removal of most coronavirus (COVID-19) restrictions

This page is up to date following the removal of most restrictions in England. There are different regulations and guidance to follow for Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

The latest advice on keeping workplaces safe will help you assess the risks and continue to reduce COVID-19 transmission. This includes links to information on vaccination, as well as on testing, tracking and tracing (including where variants are spreading).

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

HSE has guidance for employers who are providing hand sanitiser for their workers and others to use in their workplaces, and for existing and new manufacturers of hand sanitisers and surface disinfectants.The guidance about choosing hand sanitiser may also be useful to members of the public.

There is guidance on:

We review and update this page regularly to reflect any changes in guidance.

Page last reviewed: 31 August 2021

Next review due: 31 October 2021

 
2021-08-09