ISO has taken the following measures, first and foremost to safeguard the health and wellbeing of people in the ISO community, to ensure the business continuity of the Organization, and provide certainty and clear guidance to the community regarding meetings that have been planned for the upcoming months.


  • All meetings planned until 31 July 2020 must be held virtually or postponed until after that date.

In order to optimize remote participation and for guidance on ISO’s web conferencing tool (Zoom), ISO made the following publications:

- Guidelines for remote participation in committee meetings (89,2 kB).

- ISO quick guide for Zoom meetings (185,5 kB).

  • ISO provides the possibility to put a project “on-hold”, during which no development work will take place and the clock stops for a maximum period of 6 months.

  • The possibility to request a 9-month extension for projects registered under the standards development track 36 months and 48 months (SDT36 and SDT48).

  • More flexibility in terms of automatic cancellation, with 6-month tolerance maintained after limit date is exceeded.

  • Shorter meeting notice periods for virtual meetings and physical meetings (when these will be possible again).

  • Additional time for the CD ballot should such a request be submitted by a P-member of the committee.

Detailed information about these measure can be found in this presentation (1,1 MB) and the related FAQ's (89 kB). For additional information please visit the ISO COVID-19 webpage.