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Free Standards - COVID-19

The SABS has decided to make specific standards available free of charge in order to assist with the global effort of dealing with the COVID-19 crisis. Please see the table below for the list of standards.

In order to get a standard, customers have to follow the usual buying process. If they do not have a profile, they have to create one (Log in – Register). After creating the profile, search for the standard from the list and follow the screens to “purchase” the standard. The easiest is to search by using only the SANS number (even without the SANS designation). No payment will be required. After the order has been placed, Webstore Support will (during the course of the working day) make the standard available for downloading.

In order to download the PDF standard, the customer needs to log in to the store and then from the menus on the left, choose the option – My Downloads. Click to start downloading the standard.

If you experience any problems in obtaining the standard, please contact SABS Webstore Support:

For FREE ISO Standards related to COVID-19 go to

SANS NumberTitle
SANS 490Disinfectant alcohol-based handrub
SANS 68Single-use sterile rubber surgical gloves - Specification
SANS 11193Single-use medical examination gloves Part 1: Specification for gloves made from rubber latex or rubber solution
SANS 50149Respiratory protective devices - Filtering half masks to protect against particles - Requirements, testing, marking
SANS 53795   Surgical drapes, gowns and clean air suits, used as medical devices for patients, clinical staff and equipment - General requirements for manufacturers, processors and products, test methods, performance requirements and performance levels
SANS 1866-1Medical devices Part 1: Medical face masks
SANS 1866-2Medical devices Part 2: Medical respirators
SANS 22301Security and resilience - Business continuity management systems - Requirements
SANS 50136Respiratory protective devices - Full face masks - Requirements, testing, marking
SANS 521Hospital beds and cots
SANS 1883-1Geographic information - Addresses Part 1: Data format of addresses
SANS 1883-2Addresses Part 2: Addresses data exchange
SANS 1883-3Geographic information - Addresses Part 3: Guidelines for address allocation and updates