COVID-19: Labs and research facilities

Guidance for people who work in or run indoor labs and research facilities and similar environments.

Indoor research environments such as:

  • engineering centres
  • clean rooms
  • prototyping centres
  • wet labs
  • wind tunnels
  • computer labs
  • simulators
  • material development labs
  • specialist testing rooms

Labs and research facilities require on site collaboration between people, often in close proximity. Flexibility of both shifts and floor layouts may be limited and there is a high use of multiple use items such as testing machines and apparatus, not all of which can be washed down.

GOV.UK Guidance: Working Safely during Coronavirus for Labs and research facilities

Better Business for All (BBfA) partnership Covid-19 Toolkit to help guide you to restarting your business safely:  

BBFA Covid-19 Toolkit

Showing you are COVID-19 Secure

Employers are able to use posters or images on digital channels or print to display in workplaces to show their employees, customers and other visitors, that they have followed guidance and are COVID-19 secure.  

Showing you're COVID-19 secure