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National Sprayer Testing Scheme

Coronavirus COVID-19

Updated 21st September
Please follow Government guidelines to help keep safe & minimise risk of transmission of the virus. Those guidelines can be found here.
NSTS is keeping in regular communication with all the relevant industry bodies & will publish updates as the information becomes available.
Members of Red Tractor Assurance schemes should contact their Certification Body for specific guidance during the current situation. There is a derogation until normal services are able to resume. In the meantime an operator check sheet should be completed and arrangements made for a test to be carried out within a reasonable timescale.
SQC members have a derogation for sprayer testing until 1st March 2021. Members are required to have their sprayers tested when they are able up to this date. The self assessment form should be completed for any deferred tests, a copy can be downloaded here or from the SQC website.
NRoSO have issued information here for anyone needing assistance about membership or gaining points during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Sprayers that have not been tested within the relevant timescales, NSTS recommends using the operator check list which can be downloaded here