Support for certification clients during coronavirus (COVID-19)

COVID-19 continues to challenge our economy, infrastructure, routines, and our health and financial security. The crisis has caused significant disruption and we're working to support organic businesses and producers, and working with Government to tackle the various challenges.


To help our certification clients, we've pulled together updates regarding certification, market insight and links to useful resources from Government and other organisations.


Keep up to date with the latest coronavirus news from Soil Association Certification

Remote inspection: documents & guidance

Due to the current situation with COVID-19, some inspections are taking place remotely, while we implement a safe approach to the delivery of physical inspections in line with Government and HSE guidance. 

What to expect from a remote inspection

With remote inspections now taking place, we caught up with one of our clients, Emmett UK, to hear why a remote inspection has been critical for the smooth running of their business, and how the experience was for them.

Social media - our tips for maximising impact in the ‘new normal’

Six social media tips we’ve learned from pivoting our communication strategy throughout the covid-19 pandemic. 

How COVID-19 is transforming retail and what this means for organic

Trade consultant, Finn Cottle takes a look at the opportunities for organic within a changing retail sector.

List Your Organic Home Delivery

If you certify your organic business with us, and you're offering  home delivery of your products, get in touch to be featured on our online listings.

Guidance for forestry clients

The global COVID-19 pandemic has already affected the lives of everyone, in some way, and its impact will continue for some time.  Soil Association Certification is working with FSC® and PEFC to implement measures to help our certificate holders maintain their certification in these extraordinary times.

Supply chains and routes to market

COVID-19 has resulted in disruptions and changes to supply chains. Whilst food service markets have paused, home delivery markets have seen a surge in demand with more people shopping online.

Support for selling direct or through new routes to market:

  • List your box scheme: Are you one of our farmers & growers licensed to operate an organic box scheme? Get your scheme featured on our listings.

Certification news

We‘ll continue to update our certification news pages with any new information or guidance as it becomes available.


Get in touch

If you can’t find what you’re looking for on these pages, please get in touch with your Certification Officer or email: