This guide aims to assist companies in complying with their obligations under the Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and equivalent national laws on biocides during the COVID-19 pandemic.


The main part of this Practical Guide sets out the main procedures for fast-tracking the availability of disinfectants in order to help fight the pandemic

Appendix 1 provides an overview of national measures (either under the Article 55 of BPR and/or national laws) that have been adopted in various European countries

Appendix 2 lists all the active substances approved or under review for PT1 and PT2 at EU level. Further checks by companies with regards to the efficacy against encapsulated viruses, such as corona viruses should however be conducted.


Important note: This Practical Guide (and related appendices) is designed to be a living document and will be updated on a regular basis. Use of the information remains under the sole responsibility of the user. No liability is accepted with regard to the use that may be made of the information contained in this document.