Q20: What will happen to the Transition periods (e.g. ISO 22000:2018, ISO 50001:2018); will these be extended?

Posted on April 11, 2020

Revised on June 02, 2022

A20: Yes,  transition periods are extended for six months. The audit for transition can be done with remote audit techniques, following what has already been clarified in Q5.

The extended transition period of six months allowed in COVID FAQ Q20 applies to all transitions resolved during an IAF General Assembly (e.g. GA Resolution) prior to the FAQ publication of April 11, 2020.  Any transition period published after the COVID FAQ Q20 publication of April 11, 2020, shall not be allowed an additional six-month transition period.