Medical devices in the context of the Covid-19 pandemic

Information sheet on protective masks, gloves and other personal protective equipment as well as hand sanitisers and coronavirus tests

29.05.2020

Due to the spread of the novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in Switzerland, Swissmedic has received an increasing number of questions regarding responsibility for placing protective masks, gloves, gowns, hand sanitisers and coronavirus tests on the market.

The information sheet provides detailed information on regulatory issues and on Swissmedic's area of responsibility.