When the Covid-19 lockdown ends it is likely that a large number of sites will require audits in a relatively short timescale, and as a consequence auditors and certification bodies will be much busier than normal. Audit arrangement will therefore be more challenging than usual and may cause delays to normal audit timescales.

It is important that where audits are completed they cover all requirements, and are completed to the usual high quality and consistency. This Position Statement, therefore, outlines the BRCGS response to these challenges to assist certification bodies, auditors and sites.

Download BRCGS 078 - Position Statement on Onsite Audits Post Covid-19 Lockdown.

Please also see BRCGS089: Position Statement Clarifying BRCGS Unannounced Audits which supersedes section 3.9 of BRCGS078.