The spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in Europe raises many questions. The objective of this page is to serve as a library of useful documents originating from AREA membership.
Of course, each country will have their own formal policies and will be promulgating advice and guidance to their entire population. These always prevail and any other document, whether from the industry or any other source, must always be seen in that light.
The views and opinions contained in the documents listed on this page belong solely to their authors and are not to be considered as recommendations from AREA.
This AREA Technical Bulletin provides advice on what special measures should be taken at the time of COVID-19 when dealing with operation and maintenance of air conditioning systems.
Czech Republic - CHKT
The Ministry of Environment issued a general pardon on any mandatory actions that imply from F-gas regulation until the end of state of emergency which has been declared on March 16th. Link HERE
France - SNEFCCA
The Snefcca are regularly updating their FAQS on the use of ventilation and air conditioning in the Covid-19 pandemic context :
Italy - ATF
Articles, News, Guidelines for Italy to support the technicians during the emergency and for the recovery of the business for phase 2 (Italian):
Norway - VKE
Document: BNL recommendations (see attachments below)
Slovakia - SZ CHKT
Spain - CNI
See the “ACTIVIDADES” tab at the top of the website for the “COVID-19” Library
UK - BESA
The BESA Group are updating their guidance on a daily basis as more information and advice comes to light. The links take you to the web pages where the most up to date versions of our guidance can be found:
- Guidance document : https://www.thebesa.com/media/837990/besa-guidance-vg002-v4.pdf
- Risk assessment sheet : https://www.thebesa.com/media/838013/risk-assessment-for-fan-coil-use-for-vg002v4.pdf
UK - FETA
Document : Guidance from the UK Health authorities (see attachments below)
Covid-19 Information page on FETA's website, with a number of UK based links: https://www.feta.co.uk/about-us/coronavirus-information
How to respond to COVID-19 and the risk to food supply chain (English):
India - ISHRAE
AREA & ISHRAE signed a Memorandum of Understanding on 2nd February 2020. For more information, please visit our News section. Hereunder is ISHRAE's Covid-19 Guidance Document for Air Conditioning and Ventilation: