The Intellectual Property Office is declaring 24 March 2020 and subsequent days until further notice to be interrupted days.
The declaration of interrupted days means that any deadlines for:
supplementary protection certificates
applications for these rights
which fall on an interrupted day will be extended to the next non-interrupted day.
This action relaxes the requirements on applicants or rights-holders to act by certain deadlines. To keep work moving, and to avoid a surge of work once the interruption period ends, users are strongly encouraged not to wait for the end of the period of interruption, and to meet original deadlines, where that remains possible.