Coronavirus update regarding meetings and visitors to ECHA


The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the coronavirus outbreak a global pandemic. ECHA is closely following authorities’ advice to avoid the spreading of coronavirus and is undertaking the following measures:

All meetings, including meetings of formal ECHA bodies, with external participants from abroad should be held remotely, or cancelled, until further notice. Participants of these meetings will be informed directly about this decision.

All work-related travel for ECHA staff members is cancelled or postponed.

ECHA staff will be teleworking from Tuesday, 17 March 2020 to Tuesday, 21 April 2020.

Our goal is not to disrupt the Agency’s crucial functions but non-critical activities might need to be re-prioritised. These measures are being reviewed constantly in light of new information.

Information for meeting participants

Committee members or external participants who have received a personal invitation to a meeting at ECHA will be entitled to reimbursement for any costs already incurred for travel and accommodation and should contact for these claims to be handled.

ECHA, 17 March 2020