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: April 2021

  • 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 Audits resumed.Training resumed.
BulgariaAudits currently on hold.Training currently on hold.
IndiaAudits currently on hold.Training currently on hold.
IndonesiaAudits and trainings will be phased out as of 31-12-2021.Audits and trainings will be phased out as of 31-12-2021.
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.
TurkeyAudits resumed.On hold from May 2021 onwards.
Vietnam
Audits scheduled in July and August 2021 postponed. Planning for new audit requests not currently possible.
WEPC scheduled in July and August 2021 postponed. Planning for new training requests not currently possible.

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