SNRIU Responds to Quarantine. What is Going Change for Nuclear Energy Use Licensees?

The SNRIU adheres to measures to be taken due to the threat of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) in Ukraine and restrictive measures related to the spread of the disease, approved by the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine, the State Commission on Technological and Environmental Safety and Emergencies and regional commissions.

By order of the Head of the State Nuclear Regulatory Inspectorate, the movements of its officials within Ukraine and abroad, access to the Inspectorate’s premises, and measures planned for the time when the national quarantine was introduced were restricted.

The staff received instructions on the first steps in case the first symptoms of the disease are found, safety measures in public transport and in the workplace.

In order to ensure the continuity of the functions of state regulation of nuclear and radiation safety, the SNRIU personnel are on duty with the use of communication and information systems, as well as automated data transmission systems.

The activity of the State Inspectorate for Nuclear Regulation does not cease:

– as a competent authority in accordance with the Convention on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities;

– on the safe transportation of radioactive materials in accordance with the rules of nuclear and radiation safety in the transportation of radioactive materials;

– on issues of emergency notification and information in accordance with the Convention on Early Notification of a Nuclear Accident.

At the same time, until the end of the quarantine, the application period for receiving administrative services and the terms for providing these services shall be terminated. From the date of termination of quarantine the course of these terms continues taking into account the time that has elapsed before its expiration.

Planned measures of state supervision over the observance of nuclear and radiation safety requirements in the field of nuclear energy use are not carried out.

The Inspectorate urges licensee personnel responsible for responding to emergencies with a risk of radiation hazard, if necessary, to perform their actions in accordance with the emergency plans of facilities, taking into account the medical and biological emergency of a natural nature at the state level.

At the same time, the SNRIU leadership emphasizes the need to maintain a balance between public safety and nuclear and radiation safety measures.

Contact information of the SNRCU: e-mail:, tel.: (044) 277 12 04.

According to the SNRIU.