The European Water Jetting Institute, EWJI, is publishing this page aware of the serious impact (on health, families, society and economy) caused by the COVID-19 (Coronavirus).
The stage and the response to this pandemic are very diverse in Europe. Most European countries have advised specific protection measures, which also apply to our trade, without stopping strategic operations.
The picture in the water jetting sector is confusing and varies from country to country, and the impact of the pandemic is still unknown.
On this page you will find links to information provided by water jetting associations, relevant industry news, important policy information and other associated information. The page will be updated as more information becomes available.
Official documentation, published by European Comission
- European roadmap for lifting of containment measures
- EU Commission guidance to ensure flow of goods across EU (green lanes)
- DG GROW: Financial support for SMEs affected affected by coronavirus
- DG Environment: Guidelines on waste management in the corovirus crisis.
- European Commission (EC): Coronavirus response
- A European roadmap to lifting coronavirus containment measures
Information from national associations
Links for national water jetting associations and other organizations where the information is frequently updated according to the new measures implemented by each country.
FNSA – Communications about COVID
Official information from French Building Federation
Official information from French Institute of Occupational Health and Safety, INRS
Official information about Covid from French Government
DFIV and DIRV
Official information from German Ministry of Health, with links to legal and economic effect of the pandemia
Official information from German Public Health Institute Robert Koch Institute
Official information from BG BAU
ALTAP – Communications about COVID
(This link also include guidelines for construction world and the action in the workplace in relation to the coronavirus)
SIR – Communications about COVID
Official information about Covid from Dutch Government
WJA – Communications about COVID
Official information about Covid from UK Government
Information from international water associations
WJTA – Communications about COVID
Australasian High Pressure Water Jetting Association – Communications about COVID
Reference documentation from associations linked to the construction sector
As the operations of our trade are, generally, part of the construction sector, EWJI publicly supports the statement and requests made by other organizations:
- Covid-19 statement on behalf of the European construction sector
- FIEC – European Construction Industry Federation
- EBC – European Builders Confederation
- CECE – Committee for European Construction Equipment
Recommendations and acknowledgements
Sources of information
EWJI, recommends to our partners and the general public, seek out accurate and reliable sources of information and follow the official recommendations of the health authorities.
As a general reference, we suggest the following:
- World Health Organization (WHO): practical information and updates
- European Agency for Safety and Health at Work (EU-OSHA): Guidance for the workplace
- European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC): News and publications
- OSH WIKI: COVID-19: Back to the workplace – Adapting workplaces and protecting workers
In these times marked by uncertainty, EWJI advises everyone to visit the official websites of public authorities, depending on their country and region.
EWJI will publish and update the information on this page, to inform you of changes.
Thank you all the health professionals
The European Water Jetting Institute would like to express the gratitude to the different health professionals -doctors, warders and all the professionals who work in hospitals and health centres- for the role they are playing in attending to all the patients and stopping the curve.
In the same way, we want to recognize the value and courage of all those professionals who are caring for the sick or needy people.
We are open
The offices of the EWJI Secretariat will remain open, as long as possible, during the normal hours, but with limited availability of personnel, since most of the Secretariat team will be working remotely.