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VLB services during the Covid-19 crisis

Despite the spread of the Covid-19 virus, we are maintaining our business operations, but in some cases with restrictions.

As the operator of accredited laboratories and testing facilities to ensure compliance with legal requirements in the beverage industry as well as drinking and wastewater suppliers, the VLB is part of the critical infrastructure according to the Food Security and Prevention Act (ESVG).

According to the official Berlin Infection Protection Ordinance, it has been mandatory to wear a face-to-face mask in our entire building, to be in compliance with personal hygiene measures and to note the distance rule (1.5m) since October 2020.

The current situation is as follows :

Laboratory operations
We maintain the operation of our service laboratories, taking into account the legal requirements and taking all necessary precautionary measures for our staff and customers.
Our sample intake remains in operation, incoming parcels are accepted.

---> our lab services

Shipping of laboratory equipment and books
Due to short-time work delays can occure.

Shipping of yeasts, culture media
Incoming orders are being processed and send.

Our accounting department currently works in the home office. This leads to longer processing times. We ask for your understanding!

Our Axel-Simon Library and the Schultze-Berndt Library are closed

Training courses at the VLB
Most of our conferences and seminars are changed to online formats. Students from running or upcoming courses will be informed individually.
---> Overview training programs
---> Event schedule

The crisis team of the VLB continuously monitors and evaluates the current Covid-19 development in Germany and Europe and will take the official information and instructions from the responsible federal and state authorities into account.

This information page is continuously updated.