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Coronavirus updates

This page collects together the latest information about The Institute of Cancer Research's response to coronavirus (Covid-19) as relates to our staff and students, as well as to visitors, fundraisers, and other external stakeholders.

We are following the latest advice for the UK from the Department of Health and Social Care and Public Health England.  

Contractors and occasional visitors

All external contractors and visitors who come on to site must follow our guidance on testing. External contractors will be asked to ensure you have a weekly negative test result before starting work. Rapid lateral flow tests can be carried out on arrival at site, and will be available at our receptions. 

The BLB Reception meeting room in Sutton and CBL Video meeting room 1 in Chelsea have been allocated as areas for use by anyone who needs to complete a test before starting work, with prioritisation given to external contract staff.  

External visitors should be agreed with the ICR’s Health and Safety team before coming on to site. 

All interviews should take place using video conferencing solutions.

Disruption to sporting events

Some of our fundraising events have been disrupted. If you were due to take part in the following events on behalf of the ICR, please contact [email protected]. We also suggest that people visit the official websites for any events for the latest updates.

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