COVID-19 Resource Center

Welcome to the IFRA COVID-19 Resource Center, where you will find a Q&A, statements, news and useful links related to the global fragrance industry's response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Fragrance and flavor industries' guidance on workplace safety

IFRA, with the support of its sister association IOFI (representing the flavor industry), has developed a new member resource compiling links to official guidance and information on workplace safety in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

This document, developed by the IFRA-IOFI Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Committee (SHE), aims to help fragrance and flavor manufacturers ensure a safe work environment for their employees.

Our industry's key role in the fight against coronavirus

The fragrance industry plays a key role in the supply chain for cleaning and disinfecting products, and for hydroalcoholic gels, qualifying its manufacturing facilities as ‘critical infrastructure'.

Read more on MyNewsDesk »

Blogpost: Going beyond the pandemic and shaping the ‘new normal’

We are still counting the human cost of the coronavirus pandemic, but the time is coming for industry leaders to shape our post-COVID-19 world, says IFRA Chairman Hans Holger Gliewe.

Read the blog post on MyNewsDesk »

Key COVID-19 documents

Latest COVID-19 statistics



Online meeting tips

COVID-19 has triggered a massive growth in video calls. Click the heading to get our top tips for successful online meetings.

Coronavirus and anosmia

What is the link between COVID-19 and symptoms of anosmia?

Prof Carl Philpott is Professor of Rhinology & Olfactology at Norwich Medical School, part of the University of East Anglia (UK) and Honorary Consultant at the James Paget University Hospital.

This lecture, delivered on 1 May 2020, was the first online talk hosted by the UK Semiochemistry Network.