Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we regret that we cannot currently accept samples for sequencing in Liverpool or Edinburgh, or provide access to our visitor facility in Sheffield. But we will continue to discuss proposed applications and to support our users in the analysis and interpretation of their data. Future users wishing to apply to the facility, including NERC-funded investigators who have requested access to NBAF, can still submit their application forms. We will process applications and, where these are approved, we will organise access to the Facility when we reopen. In the meantime, we are assisting studies of Covid-19.