Coronavirus update – reviewing operations

11 March 2020

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak in the UK, there is a possibility that the NIHR BioResource will need to stop all its operations at very short notice. We are making plans and taking precautions at this stage, and will place a notice here if BioResource operations slow down or cease.

First and foremost, we have a duty of care to our volunteers. Hence the NIHR BioResource has now taken the decision to no longer recruit or recall participants who are at higher risk of COVID-19 infection (i.e. participants over the age of 60 and/or with underlying health conditions).

Other BioResource operations will continue as usual until further notice.

Our ability to respond may be affected by the impact of a wider COVID-19 infection. For example, in the eventuality of a building being shut for cleaning or travel restricted, some phones or email may not be monitored on a regular basis.

Meanwhile, please do not hesitate to contact us on 0800 090 22 33 or, if you have any query regarding the above.

Nathalie Kingston, PhD   
Director – NIHR BioResource for Translational Research

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