Christmas and New Year Operational Arrangements – 2021

With Christmas rapidly approaching, we are taking this opportunity to notify you of our operational arrangements over the Christmas and New Year period.

Courier Operations

We have 24 hour, 7 days per week, 365 days per year, manned security arrangements at Geolabs Limited in Watford so customers may therefore despatch samples to ourselves at any time and they will be allowed access to a secure storage facility at our premises by Security personnel. This includes the Christmas and the New Year period.

If you require Geolabs to collect or arrange organised courier services the last date for organising such collections is Friday 17th December 2021

This service will recommence on Tuesday 4th January 2022.

Laboratory Operations

The laboratory will be operational up to and including Friday 24th December 2021 and recommence normal operational procedures on Monday 4th January 2021.

The Watford and Birmingham laboratories arrangements for the Christmas and New Year period are as follows:

Friday 24th December 2021 Normal laboratory operations until 14:00pm
Saturday 25th / Sunday 26th December 2021 Closed for any weekend working
Monday 27th / Tuesday 28th December 2021 Closed for Bank Holiday
Wednesday 29th / Thursday 30th and
Friday 31st December 2021
Whilst the laboratory is closed during this period, there will be staff performing maintenance work and progressing essential laboratory testing
Saturday 1st / Sunday 2nd January 2022 Closed for any weekend working
Monday 3rd January 2022 Closed for Bank Holiday
Tuesday 4th January 2022 Normal courier and working operations resume

Should you need to contact the laboratory during the Christmas and New Year closure, please send an email to

Any emails will be monitored by staff on duty or remotely over the holiday period and a response will be relayed to you by any email or telephone if you leave your details at the appropriate time.

Finally, we would like to take this opportunity to wish you and your work colleagues a Happy Christmas and Prosperous New Year.