Conformity authorization necessary if masks are not sold?
We have current and exptected shortages in chirurgical masks whose use is becoming mandatory also for "normal" people in our regions from these days. Moreover our family doctors have huge shortages in basic supplies to protect them from COVID.
For this we would like to manufacture "in house" masks for these categories for donations (no commercial purpose, no commercial channel used). We would like to manufacture either chirurgical masks (according to EN 14683:2019) or even the FFP-type (according to EN 149:2009).
Since not for commercial purposes, is it mandatory to follow the administrative process (though simplified) identified by our Government for conformity authorization?