The UK has announced policy measures to facilitate the transition to UKCA marking.
The most important measures affecting PPE products are summarized below:
• It will be allowed to use CE certificates issued before 31 December 2022 as the basis for UKCA marking. This will be valid until the expiry of the CE certificate or till 31 December 2027, whichever is sooner.
• Already existing imported stock does not have to be re-tested, as these products will be considered already placed on the market In Great Britain (GB). This will prevent re-labelling of existing stock.
• Businesses will be allowed to affix the UKCA marking, and to include importer information for products from EEA countries (and in some cases Switzerland), on an accompanying document or label until 31 December 2025.
Further details can be found under: