Broadening exemptions for hand disinfectants to all sectors


The Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and the Environment published a decision on Thursday 11 June with a temporary exemption for the use of already authorized hand sanitizers with a virus claim for all professional users in all sectors. This Decree also provides that the previous temporary exemptions for hand sanitizers are also extended to all professional use in all sectors.

Articles 1 and 2 of this Decree provide that the use of the hand disinfectants authorized by the Ctgb is expanded with a virus claim. Often use is now limited to the healthcare sector. With this extension, all professional users are allowed to use the hand disinfectants, regardless of the company or profession in which they work. This exemption is granted until November 27, 2020.

The scope of the previously issued exemptions is also extended with a change to all professional use in all sectors. This is laid down in Articles 3, 4 and 5. Currently, the relevant disinfectants are exempted only for professional healthcare providers and the pharmaceutical industry. This concerns changes to the following exemptions that have already been issued: the Temporary exemption for hand disinfection COVID-19 2020

, the Temporary exemption for hand disinfection WHO formulations COVID-19 2020 and the Exemption for the simple marketing of disinfectants COVID-19 2020

~sBiociden.nil, 11 June 2020