IOAS has released an October 1st update to the Official Notice 2020_01 regarding IOAS Assessment and Surveillance and Coronavirus COVID-19.
Briefly, as of October 1, 2020 initial accreditation and extension of scope office assessment and operator site ‘visits’ may be completed remotely as long as we consider the arrangements allow us to verify all requirements. If during the course of such assessments the IOAS considers the accreditation activity was insufficient due to its remote nature, further activity may be required either remotely or when on-site access is possible before granting accreditation. The implementation of the various techniques and approaches we are taking with regard to assessments have implications on the fees charged, please refer to the document for full details.
For further information and documentation issued on scheme accreditation in connection to COVID 19 please also view https://ioas.org/information-center/client-area/coronavirus-covid-19/