Courses and Conferences

EMBL Courses and Conferences are a major European platform for sharing and expanding research, knowledge and contacts through face-to-face and virtual interaction

COVID-19 safety policy for events

At EMBL Heidelberg all Covid-19 safety measures for events have now been relaxed, in line with the removal of precautions in Germany. Please just take a moment to read the safety recommendations below.

Safety recommendations  – last updated 20 February 2023

Participants in our courses and conferences are encouraged to take a self-test before travelling to EMBL Heidelberg, and to test periodically throughout their stay, especially if experiencing symptoms that could be Covid-19.

For our training courses participants and trainers are asked to take responsibility for self-testing daily at their hotel / home using rapid-antigen test kits provided free of charge on arrival. Testing is still considered worthwhile for the training courses because of the prolonged contact in smaller groups.

Masks are optional, but recommended in close contact sessions. 

This policy may still change with the pandemic situation or for certain events. Registrants are always contacted directly with the requirements for their particular course or conference.

Safe conduct at the event

By attending, you agree to abide by applicable German regulations and EMBL’s health & safety rules, and to conduct yourself in accordance with any provided instructions. You must refrain from coming to the event or leave promptly if you test positive for COVID-19 and may not re-join until you test negative.

In addition to the above information, you can find the most frequently asked questions on our Corona and COVID-19 FAQs.