Libryo and Ardea International have partnered together since 2017. We share similar values to help foster a just society and help organisations become more sustainable.
Whats the impact of COVID-19 on regulations?
COVID-19 has no doubt changed the way we all work and live. But how has it impacted the law and regulations?
Law is often very reactive and slow to respond to a quickly changing society.However, the COVID-19 pandemic has led to the need for countries worldwide to trigger the provisions in emergency statutes which empower governments to make rules quickly and responsively without the usual slow legislative process.The laws are coming thick and fast from countries around the world to tackle the COVID-19 pandemic.
Old laws that regulate COVID-19
Apart from these new laws, which deal with the COVID-19 pandemic expressly, many countries have occupational health and safety (OHS) legislation that regulates what companies are obliged to do in regard to infectious diseases generally.
This makes it difficult for businesses to find the relevant provisions that apply to a particular topic. For example, if you search for “COVID-19” in a digital legal library for the countries in which your company operates, you will get zero results despite there being a host of existing law that relates to it. If you search “infectious disease”, you may get some hits, however different countries call “infectious disease” other things such as, “communicable disease” or “viral diseases”. This makes it even harder to know if you’ve found it all.
Libryo has updated its dataset to enable successful and accurate searches of regulations and guidance relating to COVID-19. Our customers already have access to this, but we wanted to support as many businesses as possible during this challenging time.
Ardea International is excited to be partnering with Libyro to offer organisations, up until June 30th, access to Libyo’s regulatory tracking application to all our clients.
We hope that this offer will be helpful to many organisations.