Covid-19 Members Resources

This page is dedicated to featuring national resources developed by SMIIC Member States to support the fight against COVID-19.


Indonesia (BSN)

The COVID-19 virus infection was detected in Indonesia on 2nd March 2020. To prevent the transmission of this virus, Indonesian government took immediately some measures i.e. appeal to wear mask outside house, stay at home, go outside house if necessary, avoid crowd and to clean hands with soap/hand sanitizer more frequently and go to health facilities if showing symptoms of transmitted with the virus. The regional government such as Jakarta and some provinces/cities in Indonesia conduct “Pembatasan Sosial Berskala Besar (Large Scale Social Restriction) to decrease the transmission of virus.
BSN conducted some activities to support Government in addressing the pandemic in Indonesia. Some activities related to standardization in preventing the transmission of virus as follows:

  • BSN provides access to BSN’s services by online, i.e selling standards, accreditation services by KAN, etc.
  • BSN provides Guideline/Health Protocol related to COVID 19.
  • BSN provides Public Awareness about Covid-19 through social media such as Instagram, Twitter and Facebook.
  • BSN provides full access to Indonesian National Standards (SNI) in read only and flipbook format) related to addressing COVID-19 pandemic, which are classified into nine categories such as mask, medical gloves, ventilators, tissue and hospital laundry, electromedical equipment, laboratory management systems and medical devices, hands, glasses, floors sanitizer, medical devices sterilization and others related to this virus crisis.
  • BSN disseminate the information of ISO free access standard related to measure of COVID-19 to public.
  • BSN conducted some webinars related to measure of COVID-19 from standardization perspective such as testing method, online transaction, smart city, food safety, etc.

 For more information, please visit BSN website:  http://www.bsn.go.id 

Malaysia (DSM)

Please be informed that in response to COVID-19 situation, the Department of Standards Malaysia (DSM) is providing free viewing access to Malaysian standards (MS) that are related to providing guidance in management of the pandemic. These standards are selected based on Malaysia's situation and comparison with our counterparts from all over the world including the international standards organisations such as ISO and IEC.

The standards might be useful for users to address issues or as proactive measures in managing the effect of the pandemic.

 Free viewing access: http://www.jsm.gov.my/relevant-standards-related-to-covid-19-pandemic 

Morocco (IMANOR)

In order to contribute to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic, IMANOR, in conjunction with its relevant stakeholders, has drafted and published standards covering the following protective equipment:

  • NM/ST 21.5.200: Nonwoven protective fabric face masks 
  • NM/ST 21.5.201: Reusable protective fabric face masks
  • NM/ST 21.5.204: Protective visors 

IMANOR has also put in place three certification schemes relating to the products covered in the aforementioned standards. Approximately one hundred and fifty companies are already certified in accordance with these standards, and around one hundred more have commenced the certification process.
The importance of standards and certification, and their role in consumer protection and the manufacturing of quality products that are fit for purpose, has recently received extensive media coverage in Morocco and been brought to the attention of the public by various means.
The technical specifications, up-to-date lists of companies that have certified the protective equipment they produce, and other relevant information, are accessible on the following Web pages:  

Protective face masks : https://www.imanor.gov.ma/certification-des-masques-de-protection/
Protective visors : https://www.imanor.gov.ma/certification-des-visieres/ 

Saudi Arabia (SASO)

In response to the Covid-19 pandemic, Saudi Standards, Metrology and Quality (SASO) as the KSA’s national standards body, has been actively working on different fields to support the community and its stakeholders to overcome the resulted consequences and challenges of this pandemic. SASO’s initiatives in this regard are as follows:

First: SASO has offered free and easy access to more than 30 relevant standards, such as (business continuity management, risk management, and volunteer management in organizations). These standards are desperately needed to provide SASO’s stakeholders with the best practice information to help during this challenging situation.

Second: SASO has approved a remote assessment activity as a temporary measure to replace on-site reassessments for business requiring the Saudi Quality Mark for their products. Besides, the extension of the validity period of the previously issued conformity certificates and the test reports of the registered products in SABER system to support trade and to facilitate the movement of goods into the Saudi market. SASO informed the industrial and commercial establishments that they can benefit from these initiatives by using SABER electronic platform and request the service via the link (https://saber.sa) or by visiting SASO’s website (https://www.saso.gov.sa/en).

Third: the training center at SASO is offering some free advisory services and several online awareness lectures on relevant ISO standards that can help with the battle against COVID-19. Examples of these online lectures are: Managing volunteering in institutions (SASO 2923), Business Continuity Management System (ISO 22301), Occupational Health and Safety (ISO 45001), Risk management (ISO 31000), and Remote auditing of quality management systems during the COVID-19 pandemic. More than 15 thousand attendees participated in these lectures.

Fourth: SASO has also increased its awareness activities on social media platforms towards society in various essential topics. The total number of followers to various SASO’s social media accounts exceeds 640,947 followers.

For more information, please visit SASO’s website: https://www.saso.gov.sa/en

Senegal (ASN)

Nous vous informons que l'Association Sénégalaise de Normalisation (ASN), depuis le début de la pandémie, a publié dans son site web les normes que Union Européenne et ISO ont mis gratuitement en ligne.

Voir lien: http://asn.sn/spip.php?article125 

L'ASN a aussi publié une norme sur les masques barrières et adopté la norme ARSO sur les gels hydroalcooliques et qui sont mises gratuitement sur le site de l'ASN. En plus de cela l'ASN a mis en place un dispositif d'évaluation de la conformité pour les masques barrières disponible sur le même lien.

Voir lien: http://asn.sn/spip.php?article129 

A ce jour concernant l'évaluation de la conformité des masques barrières l'ASN a certifié plus de 50 unité de production de masques barrières.

Voir Lien : http://asn.sn/spip.php?article130 

L'ASN envisage d'élaborer une norme sur les masques chirurgicaux de même que une norme sur les visières de protection.

Site de l'ASN : http://www.asn.sn/ 


Since the beginning of the spread of Covid-19 in Republic of Turkey, the Turkish Government and many organizations immediately have taken many actions in a very wide area. In line with these actions TÜBİTAK UME also started many measures to live together with the pandemic with safety and scientific approaches to contribute to overcome this worldwide disaster.

Please see below the activities of TÜBİTAK UME on Covid-19 Pandemic: 

Uzbekistan (UZSTANDARD)

From the first day the coronavirus infection was detected in Uzbekistan, the government took immediate measures to prevent the spread of the disease, and the Republican Special Commission for the Control of Coronavirus began its work. As a result of timely measures taken against the coronavirus epidemic in the country, many regions were saved from this threat.

Click for more information: https://www.standart.uz/en/news/view?id=2297