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Technical Information and Support:

  • 05/06/2020, Covid-19/ Disinfection Techniques. Link. This document provides a very useful overview of the different disinfection techniques and their efficacy against Covid-19 .
  • 29/05/2020, Webinar: The Resumption of the Contractual Relationship at the End of the Containment Period. Link to replay it.
  • 13/05/2020, Infographic on Protocols for Prevention Contamination COVID-19. Link. These 3 infographics aim at guiding cleaning companies in implementing the national “post-confinement” protocols with regard to 3 different working sites: buildings, transport and offices.
  • 04/05/2020,Cleaning Companies Billing- Special Covid-19, link. Infographic on the different fixed costs to be sustained by costumers in order to entertain their premises even when the site is totally or partially closed
  • 03/05/2020, French Government’s protocol of de-confinment for businesses to ensure the health and safety of their employees. link.
  • 23/04/2020, Summary of economic support measures introduced by the French Government and others. link
  • 13/04/2020 “Practical Guide on COVID19: business continuity and prevention measures”, link. The Guide provides practical recommendations in order to enable the continuation of the sector’s activities while guaranteeing the health of Cleaning Companies’ employees. In particular, it assists employers in adopting the adequate recommendations for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) according to professional situations and typologies of working sites:  (i)sites maintained in activity / without human presence; (ii) sites maintained in activity / with human presence (common parts of buildings, hotels, food shops, etc.); (iii) sites in the health sector (health establishments, hospitals, EHPAD).
  • 03/04/2020, How public buyers take into account the Covid-19 containment measures with regard to cleaning services’ tentative translation
  • Special Coronavirus Toolbox, link. The internal website provides Information on different authorities’ measures including (1) sanitary recommendations and PPE, (2) right to paid sick and parental leave, (3) economic impact of the health crisis on businesses.
  • Guide for the development of a Business Continuity Plan – COVID-19, link.
  • CPME national survey on the impact of the virus on business and the precautionary measures implemented, link.
  • 17/03/2020, Special Coronavirus Webinar, link.
  • Coronavirus: the accompanying measures planned by the State to come to the aid of businesses affected, (link). Compendium of authorities’ measures to assist businesses affected.
  • 10/03/2020, The impact of Covid-19 in contractual relations, link. MEDEF legal guidelines.
  • 06/03/2020, Coronavirus Technical Note (Covid 19) how to prevent risks and what procedure for intervention in the context of cleaning services?, link.

Advocacy and Regulatory Actions:

  • 22/05/2020,Social Media Campaign “Utiles à tous” (useful to everybody) as well a dedicated website in order to provide cleaning agents and companies with a long overdue recognition for their key work in ensuring hygiene and safety during the Covid-19 crisis.
  • 28/04/2020, Press Release on Impact of COVID-19 for cleaning companies: survey results that speak for themselves!,link.
  • 24/04/2020, from 27 March to 15 April 2020 FEP carried out a Survey on “Impacts of Covid-19 on the activity of cleaning companies” among 686 companies throughout France. The result shows a clear deterioration in the economic situation of companies with an average loss of 51% in turnover. To the infographic.
  • 23/03/2020, Open Letter: Cleaning companies are also on the front line to fight the virus, (link). Demands cleaning companies to be included in the list of so-called essential professions for maintaining civic health. Furthermore, it adjourns on the new guidelines of the French Health Ministry on PPEs when carrying out cleaning operations.
  • 18/03/2020, Press release – COVID-19: Industrial cleaning companies, an essential link in the fight against coronavirus.
    The press release concerns the repercussions on the cleaning sector of the activation of the phase 3 of the health plan against COVID-19. It asks French authorities to:
    (1) exempt employers from bureaucratic formalities (declaring address and place of mission) related to disinfection operations that are increasingly demanded;

    (2) ensure the supply of personal protective equipment to cleaning agents involved in such operations.
  • 6/03/2020, Coronavirus – CODIV-19: the advance of the pandemic commits cleaning companies to the national health issue, link. Press Release on the engagement of the sector in the crisis asking the French Prime Minister to provide employees with adequate protective equipment.


  • Tweet on their Press release regarding the effects of the pandemic health crisis and how businesses in the sector are collaborating.
  • Tweet FEP endorsement of CPME national association mobilisation to support businesses in the sector facing the economic impacts of the crisis.