Measures against the spread of the coronavirus

IMB prioritises the health and safety of all our employees and visitors. In response to the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak, we are taking the following precautions to minimise its impact and spread.

Current onsite situation at IMB as of January 2022

All staff who are able to work remotely (home office) may choose to do so, and in-person meetings are still discouraged in favour of virtual meetings. Staff who work onsite must submit negative tests for each day they work at IMB unless they provide proof of vaccination or recovery from COVID-19. Those who work onsite are additionally strongly encouraged to test themselves regularly through IMB’s twice-weekly voluntary in-house corona test or by using self-tests at home.

All employees are urged to continue to follow national recommendations by the Federal Ministry of Health in relation to risk areas, restrictions, and health precautions (e.g. handwashing, social distancing).


Visitors are allowed to enter IMB under 3G rules, meaning they must provide proof of either vaccination, recovery from COVID-19, or a valid (not older than 24 hrs) negative test result. This may be done upon entering IMB at the reception desk.

Surgical face masks are obligatory at IMB in all public areas, including when moving between labs or offices. Those entering IMB should also disinfect their hands regularly and maintain a distance of 1.5m from others at all times.

Events & seminars

Onsite events, seminars, meetings, and external visits have been temporarily suspended and replaced with online solutions. Please check our events and seminars pages for the current status of any upcoming event.

Further developments

IMB management is continuously monitoring the situation and will update staff and visitors as more information becomes available. We thank you for your support during this time and encourage you to check this page weekly for the most updated information on our onsite operations.