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COVID-19 Information

View NSAI's updates and resources in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic

This page summarises the scope and context of each resource provided by NSAI in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

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A document consolidating practical guidance that is available on how to manage business continuity during the COVID-19 pandemic, in relation to workers and the public.

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Consolidating practical guidance on how to manage business continuity of the retail sector during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Guidelines for shopping centres restoring business operations follow a disruption or closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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In this report, we highlight the complexities of using infrared fever screening to protect against Covid-19 infection.

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NSAI has developed this Specification to address an urgent need for a consensus-based specification for non-medical and non-PPE masks (barrier masks) for the general public.

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In parallel to this work, a European specification has been developed in CEN (the European Committee for Standardization).  This new European publication (CEN Workshop Agreement) S.R. CWA 17553:2020 (Community face coverings - Guide to minimum requirements, methods of testing and use) was published on 2020-06-22. You can get access to S.R. CWA 17553 by registering here.

This document was created to ensure compliance during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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This document was created to ensure the compliance of in vitro diagnostic medical devices, such as COVID-19 tests, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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S.R. CWA 17553:2020 is the adopted Irish version of the European Document CWA 17553:2020, Community face coverings - Guide to minimum requirements, methods of testing and use.

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For queries, please email COVID-19-support@nsai.ie or call +353 1 807 3800.