The HSE and ONR have recently set out a temporary Regulatory Position Statement (link here) that addresses specific arrangements required for compliance to Ionising Radiations Regulations 2017 (IRR17).

The temporary RPS only applies if a duty holder cannot follow with certain specific requirements of IRR17 including the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP)/Guidance as detailed below:

1. Personal Dosimetry Arrangements (including Passive Dosimetry, Electronic Dosimetry, Internal Dosimetry, Accident Dosimetry Assessments)

2. Medical Surveillance – Classified Persons

3. Radiation Monitoring Instruments

4. Leak Testing of Sealed Sources

This temporary RPS is valid from 11 May to 10 July 2020 unless withdrawn or extended.

Duty holders must be able to demonstrate that they have taken all reasonable steps to follow the IRR17 including the Approved Code of Practice (ACoP)/Guidance (or, as with all ACoP and Guidance, be able to show that they continue to comply with the law and good practice in some other way). The regulatory position in respect of all other parts remains unchanged.

Joint temporary Covid-19 Regulatory Position Statement (RPS) from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) and Office for Nuclear Regulation (ONR)