Covid-19: Country-specific guidance

In this section, you will find detailed information and guidance on the impact of and responses to the Covid-19 pandemic for each of the production countries in which Fair Wear is active. The information will be frequently updated, so please keep checking back for the latest information for each country.

Current status of Fair Wear activities for brands in production countries

Last updated: 19 February, 2020

  • Grievance mechanisms are functioning in all countries, with an adjusted investigation process.
  • The resumption of audits and training may differ depending on the local situation in different regions.
AuditsTraining
Bangladesh No audits March-August 2020. Resumed in September 2020.No training March-August 2020. Resumed in September 2020.
BulgariaNo audits until June 2021.No training until June 2021.
ChinaNo audits March-April 2020. Resumed in May 2020.No training March-April 2020. Resumed in May 2020.
IndiaSome cancelled in March-April 2020. Resumed in September 2020.Two training sessions cancelled. Resumed in January 2021.
IndonesiaAudits resumed.No training until June 2021.
North MacedoniaAudits resumed.Trainings resumed.
MyanmarNo audits March 2020 – present.No training March 2020 – present.
RomaniaAudits resumed.Training resumed.
TunisiaNo audits March-May 2020. Resumed in June 2020.No training March-May 2020. Resumed in June 2020.
TurkeyNo audits March-August. Resumed in September 2020.Trainings will resume May 2021.
VietnamNo audits March-Sept 2020. Resumed in October to half December 2020. Then stopped until 2nd week of March 2021. Resuming in 3rd week of March 2021.No training March-Sept 2020. Resumed in October to half December 2020. Then stopped until the 2nd week of March 2021. Resuming in 3rd week of March 2021.

For guidance on other production countries (not listed below), please have a look at Fair Labor Association’s country-specific updates.